8th May

…williamsianum x martinianum A Cupressus macroparpa which has (as is often the case) lost its leader in a gale. Cupressus macroparpa Catalpa bignonoides is always one of the last trees…

2nd March

…plant. Acer mandshuricum Flowers and seed cones on Cupressus tortulosa. Cupressus tortulosa Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ is now full out in Kennel Close and aptly named. An excellent hybrid not to…

26th June

…but nice leaves. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Fuchsia d’Ete’ Astrantia ‘Florence’ Astrantia ‘Florence’ Deutzia compacta flowering well. Deutzia compacta Wisteria sinensis ‘Alba’ flowering in amongst Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’ by the steps to…

29th July

…a grevillea? Grevillea ‘Florinda’ Grevillea ‘Florinda’ Finally an extraordinary cupressus-like conifer; Widdringtonia cedarbergersis, a South African native. You can see that it has male and female leaf forms on different…