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…

13th February

…Rhododendron dauricum and Rhododendron mucronulatum is always a good early show. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ Corylopsis spicata from Japan and introduced to the UK in 1860 by Robert Fortune has…

9th February

…most western Euonymus fimbriatus (note correct name: Lucidus), one Vaccinium ovatum. Several other plants? The small Reevesia The single Corylopsis near Reevesia The one Corylopsis not ?? marked The Pyrus…

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…

24th October

…Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’ Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’ Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ starting a good show with more to come. Corylopsis sinensis ‘Spring Purple’ Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’ (‘Senkaki’)…

31st March

Corylopsis very nice. R planetum opening. Lutescens is the best rhodo. Magnolia kobus with 500 (?) flowers open is far the best thing here. There are possibly over 1000 to…

30th March

…Blue Tit, Yellow Hammer, scintillans and Camellia all very good. The Bullatum x Moupinense are very nice. 1933 – JCW All the Corylopsis are very good indeed. Cherries just starting…

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…

17th December

…but labelled Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink ?’ is out. More pink blotches than ‘Narumigata’ perhaps. Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink ?’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink ?’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ has a few buds very…

16th May

…I bought this a few weeks ago. Chorizema cordatum Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ with its new leaves as wonderful as ever. A difficult plant to get properly established in the…