2nd May

…many decades. Only Roy Lancaster could positively identify it. Diospyros kaki Diospyros kaki Diospyros kaki Halesia monticola in full flower. Better flowers I think than Halesia carolina. Halesia monticola The…

13th May

…make this plant deer proof and raise the height of the wire netting. Tom has much larger plants at Tregrehan. Halesia macgregori Halesia macgregori Azara dentata I think with its…

1st January

…try again with this impressive and relatively newly introduced species. Halesia macgregorii Halesia macgregorii Plenty of swelling buds and a full set of leaves so far this winter on Michelia…

28th April

…new growth. It has taken years to get to 3ft with multiple stems and deer nibbling. Fraxinus baroniana Halesia macgregori (one of three younger plants) already just in flower. Halesia

16th May

…propagating. It is a Rhododendron calophytum x Rhododendron sutchuanense hybrid bred by JCW and registered by my father in 1963. RHODODENDRON ‘Assaye’ RHODODENDRON ‘Assaye’ HALESIA diptera Halesia diptera – this…

3rd December

…leaf and late to drop too. Catalpa bungei Duclouxii Group As is Halesia macgregorii. Halesia macgregorii Another Clethra pringleyi with flowers nearly over. Clethra pringleyi First flowers high up on…

5th May

…‘Ossie’s Yellow’ is doing rather better than the other. Magnolia ‘Ossie’s Yellow’ Magnolia ‘Ossie’s Yellow’ Halesia macgregori with its first flower. Another plant has flowered profusely at a smaller size…

30th May

…a tree and the nursery plants shed a lot of leaf in the cold in tunnels this spring. Tristaniopsis laurina Further confirmation that the flowers of Halesia macgregorii are quite…

19th June

…simplex simply will not grow outside here. Struggling into leaf still here. Firmiana simplex Halesia macgregorii with a good set of new growth. Flowers in a year or two hopefully…

25th December

…Seedpods have formed on Halesia macgregorii but there are no seeds in them as far as I can see. Halesia macgregorii Blue indumentum on the undersides of Magnolia virginiana ‘Havener’…