11th July

…show in its few remaining branches. Hoheria glabrata Meliosma dilleniifolia on the drive still not out yet. Meliosma dilleniifolia Ligustrum lucidum with better flowers than one imagines for a privet….

2nd April

…‘Sunray’ Thankfully the former record tree, Ligustrum confusum, which blew over two years ago, is reshooting well. New growth aplenty already. Ligustrum confusum Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ has been blown open, frosted…

24th June

…plant – Lomatia ferruginea at its best. We pruned up the lower branches last autumn and the trunk is producing new shoots. Lomatia ferruginea Lomatia ferruginea Ligustrum confusum with huge…

2nd February

…which can so often infect the graft and kill the plant. restricted mag tree spiral 1969 – FJW First daffs picked – gales knocked over Pittosporum daphniphylloides and Ligustrum near…

25th June

…Gate – excellent. 1989 – FJW Styrax japonica out as well as Catalpa duclouxii and Ligustrum and Rho weyrichii, campylocarpum and argyrophyllum. Very hot, no rain since June 3rd. 1928…

26th June

…for first time and Ligustrum really flowering. Azalea by front door at its best. 1988 – FJW First rain since June 9th. A gentle soak – no great storm. 1948…

12th February

…let light into the passage and it seems to relish this. As formal a shape as an Italian topiary buxus or ligustrum. Few people still grow this tenderish plant which…