1st October

…only planted in 2014. Amazing growth rate! Eucalyptus mannifera var praecox Eucalyptus mannifera var praecox Eucalyptus mannifera var praecox 1999 – FJW Wet but warm September. Sasanqua both pink and…

24th April

…show bench yesterday. Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Magpie’ Azalea stenopetalum ‘Linearifolium’ is quite variable as to colour and the divisions in the flower. This one is…

30th August

praecox on the drive. Very different in appearance to the racemes of seed on Stachyurus chinensis. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Secondary flowers, as usual, on Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Heptacodium…

3rd March

…been nice. 1915 – JCW R praecox has been badly frosted, say a week of mild weather behind the above. 1914 – JCW R praecox ⅔ open, Arboreum x Thomsonii…

24th September

…left on Stachyurus praecox. At the same time the flower stalks for next year are fully developed and a couple have yellow flowers already out. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Heptacodion…

23rd September

praecox, although nibbled by deer, is displaying large green seedpods on long tassels. Strangely next spring’s new flower spikes are already much in evidence. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Sorbus folgneri…

15th January

…of the cherry. 1916 – JCW The following Rhodo’s are open and are of about the relative value in which I place them R mucronulatum, R praecox, R nobleanum, R…

15th February

…have flowered together. 1948 – CW Rhodo’s praecox, barbatum, argenteum, moupinense, sutchuenense and its hybrids, some thomsonii x arboreum. About six Cam reticulata species opening. Also the Japonica hybrids very…

20th November

…venusta Puya venusta Autumn colour on Stachyurus praecox better than I have ever seen it. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Exceptional too on Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’. Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ Parrotia persica…

23rd March

…its age. Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ A rather east wind battered Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ on the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ But a much less ruined Magnolia ‘Apollo’…