13th March

spicata and Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’. Corylopsis spicata and Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Corylopsis spicata and Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’. Corylopsis spicata and Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ in the…

2nd May

…to its name. Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ Staphylea colchica ‘Black Jack’ was a gift from a Swiss nursery friend. A new one for the Staphylea collection…

25th August

…integrifolia Banksia integrifolia Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ – the hardy ‘ginger lily’ which is new to us although clearly our oversight. Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ Echinacea ‘White Meditation’ –…

3rd March

…leaves laurel leaves Corylopsis spicata tries to come out and the flowers have survived so far almost undamaged. Corylopsis spicata Corylopsis spicata Fronds blown off the big tree fern on…

16th May

…Hemiptelea davidii Chorizema cordatum now nicely out. I bought this a few weeks ago. Chorizema cordatum Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ with its new leaves as wonderful as ever. A difficult…

10th October

…is similarly ‘unready’. Styrax hemsleyanus Corylopsis spicata has a few unripe seed spikes. Corylopsis spicata Conversely formerly pink Magnolia sieboldii seed pods are losing their colour and shedding orange seed…

15th November

…fargesii Corylopsis spicata with rich yellow autumn colour on the Main Ride. Corylopsis spicata Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendrifolium’ only now starting to turn yellow. This will be one of the very…

27th August

…also nearly finished. seed propagation shed seed propagation shed A few new things in flower: Cautlaya spicata ‘Robusta’ Cautlaya spicata ‘Robusta’ Globba schomburkii just out. New for the 2022 catalogue….

13th February

…2019 – CHW Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ is just starting. A semi-deciduous cross between Rhododendron dauricum and Rhododendron mucronulatum is always a good early show. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Corylopsis spicata from…

22nd November

…elderly rare oak Another large dead for removal – here Corylopsis spicata. Three branches died a year ago and the last one this year. Corylopsis spicata Yet another set of…