23rd August

…Hedychium coronarium Hedychium coronarium Eucryphia cordifolia is still a fine show to 35ft in height but has gone over quickly in the humid conditions like today. Eucryphia cordifolia Styrax japonicus…

1st September

…A strangely absurd comparison between a white flowered tree and a yellow flowered groundcover plant currently very prone to dying of rust. Tut tut Mr Hillier! Eucryphia cordifolia Eucryphia cordifolia

24th August

…and has grown well in the heatwave. Calliandra surinamensis Calliandra surinamensis Eucryphia cordifolia full out beyond the Playhourse. It is actually two plants I put there 30 plus years ago….

20th April

…and new leaves. Tilia kuisiana Tilia kuisiana Tilia kuisiana Wonderful bark on Eucryphia cordifolia. Eucryphia cordifolia Magnolia acuminata ‘Golden Glow’ x Magnolia ‘Miss Honeybee’. Much the same as ‘Miss Honeybee’…

10th August

…flower on Buddleia forrestii. First flowers out on Eucryphia cordifolia. Eucryphia cordifolia Clethra tomentosa ‘Cottondale’ now full out. Clethra tomentosa ‘Cottondale’ Clethra tomentosa ‘Cottondale’ Plenty of new secondary flowers on…

3rd September

…from the last inspection. Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’ Eucryphia cordifolia is just starting to shed its flowers. Two to three weeks later this year than usual this year. Eucryphia cordifolia 2015…

10th September

…‘Nymansay’ Good reshooting from the half fallen over and pollarded Eucryphia cordifolia. Eucryphia cordifolia The Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’ which also fell over has been successfully pollarded, uprighted and tied into…

20th August

…Nymansii a week past its best and the Auklandii Garden Cordifolia looks well from front door. Rho auriculatum going over but many of the white hybrids at their best. Magnolia…

6th March

…albosinensis Betula pendula ssp. populifolis Betula x caerulea Betula pendula ssp. szechuanica Betula cordifolia Betula mandschurica Betula utilis ssp. utilis Betula ‘Greyswood Hill’ (a Betula ermanii clone) Betula ‘Greyswood Ghost’…

28th October

…months with one wet spell. Fuchsias still untouched. Eucryphias cordifolia and bilidari still have flowers. Cyclamen and lapagerias good. Enkianthus in Auklandii garden fine colour. Camellia sasanqua white outside stables…