25th July

…cyclophylla (2002/116) has whitebeam characteristics but I have yet to locate it in a reference book? No fruits and no flowers this year. Sorbus cyclophylla Sorbus cyclophylla Sorbus tianschanica. Hillier’s…

26th May

…– Greece or Crete. Zelkova abelicea Zelkova abelicea Zelkova abelicea Sorbus dunnii from Roundabarrow nurseries – also planted November 2019. Sorbus dunnii Sorbus dunnii Azalea ‘Fireball’. Wonderful dark new growth….

9th May

…– alder like leaves indeed. Sorbus alnifolia Sorbus japonica just out also. White undersides to its leaves. Sorbus japonica Sorbus japonica Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ with its double flowers – three…

1st September

…relatively few sorbus species here historically but there are plenty of new ones now coming on in the garden. Sorbus thompsonii Sorbus thompsonii Sorbus thompsonii 2015 – CHW Eucryphia cordifolia,…

14th May

…as impressive as ever on Quercus bushii ‘Seattle Trident’. Quercus bushii ‘Seattle Trident’ Sorbus alnifolia nicely covered in flower. Sorbus alnifolia Sorbus japonica just coming out. A real show to…

25th September

…has no fruits at all this year. Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Sorbus ‘Pearly King’ Another Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ full of secondary flowers with the usual autumnal slug damage. Magnolia…

2nd September

Sorbus eleonorae. Last year they were not ripe until late January or February when I ate one. Sorbus eleonorae 2020 – CHW Bignonia capreolata has grown well in the nursery…

22nd August

…thompsonii virtually defoliated and probably now deceased 12 years from planting out. Sorbus thompsonii Sorbus thompsonii Two casualties in the newly planted Crataegus collection. Not bad in full sun out…

27th October

…to the leaves. Sorbus hemsleyanus ‘John Bond’ Sorbus ‘Wisley Gold’. Sorbus ‘Wisley Gold’ Sorbus ‘Leonard Messel’. Sorbus ‘Leonard Messel’ Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’ just finishing flowering. Mahonia x media…

20th October

Sorbus hupehensis with pinkish berries. Hillier’s now calls this Sorbus pseudohupehensis or ‘Pink Pagoda’. Sorbus hupehensis Another picture of the Sorbus/Malus (?) with autumn colour below Slip Rail. Sorbus/Malus (?)…