24th June

…following last summer’s heat I assume. Manglietia moto (now Magnolia kwangtungensis) with its first ever flower buds – about 10. Tom Hudson collector’s number TH 2777. Planted 2008. Orange indumentum…

19th July

…and a quick rush to see if the other two new Manglietias had come out. M. kwangtungensis buds are now the size of goose eggs but not yet open.Magnolia tamaulipana…

22nd July

…shirasawana and C. psilocalyx have been fairly recent purchases from Mark Bulk’s specialist plant list. Burncoose stocks C. dichotoma, C. japonica ‘Leucocarpa’ and C. bodinieri ‘Profusion’ but also Callicarpa kwangtungensis

20th February

…dwarf Pinus wangii ssp. kwangtungensis Quercus glauca Quercus glauca: Red young foliage ex Vietnam Quercus tungmaiensis: Very distinct leaves Rhododendron ellipticum (syn. latouchae): Taiwan – new growth excellent Rhododendron gongshanense:…

24th July

…Taxis baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ Manglietia moto (now Magnolia kwangtungensis) with its huge goose or duck egg shaped buds high upon the tree. Manglietia moto Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ nicely out over…