31st May

…Catalpa bungei Duclouxii Group Tiny flowers on Ilex yunnanensis which I first saw at Rosemoor. Ilex yunnanensis Ilex yunnanensis Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ with few flowers and just a few now…

31st March

…the wind over winter and some will soon drop. The bark is attractive on the new stems too. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus lancifolius (BSWJ 5690…

6th February

…the digger to remove the stump now. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Galanthus elwesii now full out. Galanthus elwesii Hydrangea lobbii has, not unexpectedly, caught…

5th May

…Osmanthus yunnanensis – a feature plant with a circular appearance Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Picrasma quassioides Picrasma quassioides Picrasma quassioides     Aesculus assamica – with flowers just starting  …

21st April

…Calocedris calolepsis. Saw this once at Exbury. Fokienia hodginsii Parkameria yunnanensis – in the Magnolia nitida category. Parkameria yunnanensis Parkameria yunnanensis Parkameria yunnanensis Michelia velutina has long pointed leaves but…

29th May

…be confused as something other than an Ilex – myrtle? Much larger white flowers than the tiny cream ones seen recently on Ilex yunnanensis here. Ilex yunnanensis var. parvifolia Ilex…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…cleistocarpus Itea yunnanensis in full flower with incredibly long flower tassels against a wall. Far better than Itea ilicifolia when you see it like this. Itea yunnanensis Itea yunnanensis Itea…

25th March

…evergreen foliage burnt off in the cold but still with plenty of flowering tassels. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus chinensis looking quite splendid (deciduous). Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus lancifolius…

2nd April

…live reshooting. Little cause for optimism. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis The old Litsea glauca suddenly died about six years ago but already several roots near the surface have…

12th February

…scrub below Hovel Cart Road and a decent young plant now getting away after deer nibbling above the Magnolia x veitchii. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis To my surprise the garden…