12th January

…tree grown in too much shade today. Illicium anisatum Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ has only a few buds this year. Frosted in flower last season. Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ Magnolia ‘Susanna van…

10th January

…The bite marks are fresh and obvious. azaleas Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ loaded with buds. Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ Rhododendron arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum now out further. Rhododendron arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum The original…

23rd July

…hedgerow is still untouched. Dead elm These are not sloes growing on blackthorn but, rather, smallish plums or bullens on a small naturalised hedgerow plum tree. plum tree A small…

19th February

…gets better and better. Prunus serrula Prunus serrula Sadly the buds on Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ have been frosted to mush in some instances. Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ Camellia trachocarpa with its…

6th October

…we then thought were male as opposed to female plants. The seed capsules themselves do not look like the date plum, which is the common name for Cephalotaxus, but when…

28th April

…weeks ago. Magnolia ‘Red Lion’ First flowers on another Magnolia lilliiflora ‘Holland Red’. Magnolia lilliiflora ‘Holland Red’ Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ ruined by the cold this year. Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ Nice…

4th March

…Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’ Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ with another ‘pudding’ underneath (Nicky). Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ Camellia reticulata ‘Fiesta Crane’ Camellia reticulata ‘Fiesta…

13th March

…in the magnolia season are now earlier than the mollicomatas and sargentiana robustas. Notably ‘Ians Red’, ‘Shirraz’, ‘Red Lion’ and ‘Plum Pudding’. 3. The ‘Lanarth’ magnolia seedlings flowered sparsely probably…

3rd January

…different growth habits are both males? Hillier’s refer to female forms of this plum yew. A very odd but exciting plant. Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus…

5th September

…in 2001.Just above the row of Enkianthus is a Saxegothaea conspicua which is doing well.Above it is Torreya nuncifera which, to my astonishment, had several single plum-like fruits. There are…