12th April

…Aesculus assamica Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ is now properly out. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Prunus incisa is now a splendid show. Planted in 2010 and already 12-15ft. Prunus incisa Prunus incisa Prunus…

23rd April

in the Rockery. Magnolia x veitchii Rhododendron davidsonianum (Caerhays dark form) in the Auklandii Garden. Very different in colour from others photographed recently in the diary. Rhododendron davidsonianum A pure…

14th April

…‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ (Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ x Magnolia ‘Toro’) flowering properly for the first time. Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Pink

5th May

…completes the trio of magnolia trees all in flower. Magnolia officinalis Magnolia officinalis A magnolia felled in the 1987 hurricane had reshot into a three stemmed tree in two places….

26th May

…woerlitzensis is nicely in flower. I do not think we have seen this out before. It is not in Hillier’s but referred to in passing in New Trees – no…

27th June

…purple new growth and look at the bark on the stem. Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis In the shade the few Stewartia rostrata…

21st October

in the UK in the Invasive Species Compendium. I suspect this is a fairly tender tree which we will need to plant in a very sheltered location.This may well be…

4th April

…Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ 2019 – CHW Staphylea holocarpa ‘Innocence’ just coming out. Pink in bud opening white. This is a small single stemmed tree which is 12-15ft in

24th February

…when the Pinus insignis opposite it is felled or falls over. young bought in grafted plant labelled ‘Alba’ young bought in grafted plant labelled ‘Alba’ Magnolia ‘Vairano’ (Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ x…

31st July

…‘Pink Glow’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ 2017 – CHW Off to Busy Bees fairly awful garden centre in the rain. Crammed with coach loads. Verbena rigida may be…