27th February

…wind. The other big ones have no colour yet. This plant is out a good six weeks later than last year. Note the wonderful golden velvety indumentum on the bud…

6th April

…died? MAGNOLIA ‘Big Dude’ MAGNOLIA ‘Big Dude’ MAGNOLIA ‘Tino Durio’ Magnolia ‘Tina Durio’, a pure white, is the best plant in the clearing above the greenhouse. There is a larger…

29th March

…a lot of our older big leafed rhododendrons have hated the winds. They did not grow much in the last two dry summers, over flowered, and now urgently need a…

29th May

…nursery a nice tree, didn’t realise it got that big. It does fit with three small plants I have which have from Emei shan, Sichuan; have changed their names frequently,…

18th May

…about 6 in across, the big plant Nicholsiana just opening, it looks well. The big Parviflora never looked better. R aureum is very good, the early Magnolia wilsoni has many…

6th March

…wind is battering the big leaf rhododendrons and they do not like it! Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ now fully out. A small round headed shrub and not a big tree. Magnolia…

8th April

…year’s) plantings new (this year’s) plantings The rhododendron season really is upon us and the rain on Sunday night has had a big stimulus on the buds. I need to…

1st August

…on Magnolia tamaulipana. Magnolia tamaulipana Here is the seed head from the first flower. seed head The big Eucryphia nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ which reshot with multiple stems after the 1990 hurricane…

15th February

…turned over in the gale. big leafed rhodos big leafed rhodos big leafed rhodos Pseudopanax ferox at 12-14ft. Attractive bark. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax ferox New growth appearing on a defoliated…

30th August

…Plenty to collect here. Magnolia ‘Big Dude’ Magnolia ‘Big Dude’ Luma apiculata ‘Glenlean Gold’ is another sacrifice plant grown here as a windbreak in the new planting above the greenhouse….