29th September

…early as most are still in tight bud and will not be out until December/January. Peumus boldus Rhus chinensis now in full flower – no great show. Rhus chinensis Rhus

3rd October

…other benches get new insulation. new bench Rhus ‘Tiger Eyes’ with its developing autumn glow. Rhus ‘Tiger Eyes’ Another new plant for the website – Ceratostigma plumbaginoides ‘Summer Skies’. Ceratostigma…

1st June

…this peculiar shrub climbing up a dead yew tree is indeed a rhus and a very toxic one indeed. The label on the plant had long since faded and I…

6th November

…Honeybees still hard at work in a hole in a mature sycamore tree in Old Park. They have lived here for decades. Rhus glabra growing above a wall at Penvergate…

17th November

…Kennel Close. Uplifting fast growing trees is an important job at this time of the year. Pinus radiata Emerging autumn colour on Rhus chinensis. Pink and yellow. Rhus chinensis Camellia…

1st July

…rare plants on it. A few are pictured here. Rhus typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’ Rhus typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’ Itoa orientalis Itoa orientalis Lomatia tinctoria Lomatia tinctoria The stand is in memory…

1st February

…– Rhus blown over in gale week before also one Camelia oleifera. Snowdrops good – some Lapagerias. 1931 – JCW H mollis after three weeks in flower have gone over….

7th January

…new growth Alarmingly early new growth Totally dormant but healthy is Pentapanax verticillatus with rhus-like bark and buds. Pentapanax verticillatus Pentapanax verticillatus Athrotaxus laxifolia looks to be dying from a…