16th June

…Tom the other day below Slip Rail. No idea really but conceivably Ilex latifolia? A gift from Windsor planted in 1991 and now a 30-40ft upright tree. Ilex latifolia Ilex…

13th June

…female plants with peculiar flower clusters. The Paper Mulberry. Ilex latifolia Ilex latifolia – who would have expected a holly to be producing an abundance of red berries in June?…

8th February

…Storm damaged Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybling White’ Storm damaged Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybling White’ A few other oddments of note out in flower today:Ilex latifolia with berries Ilex latifolia with berries Camellia…

2nd August

…Metapanax davidii. Rather similar to a fatsia flower I think. Metapanax davidii Metapanax davidii Holboellia latifolia with its purple seed pods. Another new first for us (or me anyway). Another…

15th September

…which Asia has propagated and which are looking superb. Production of rarities from seeds and cuttings now at record levels.Holboellia latifolia var. chartacea has three huge pinkish purple seed pods…

23rd November

…x micromalus Ilex latifolia now with ripe red berries which the birds have already been eating. Ilex latifolia Camellia sasanqua ‘Gay Border’ seems very similar to ‘Versicolor’ and ‘Narumigata’ to…

26th April

…pocket guide this is billed as a species; Rhododendron yedoense which is apparently a garden cultivated azalea that grows wild in Korea. Well worth propagating anyway. BERBERIS amurensis ‘Latifolia’ A…

1st April

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba Group’ seedling The huge Drimys winteri var. latifolia nearby is full out. Drimys winteri var. latifolia 2019 – CHW It is getting very dry here now and…

31st May

…new but did not. Aconitum ‘Stainless Steel’ Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymans Silver’ – a gorgeous new one to me. Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymans Silver’ Kalmia latifolia ‘Snowdrift’ – pure white…

3rd May

…given to us on a visit to Blarney Castle in Ireland. Libertia chilensis Procera Group Clematis forsteri looking good. Clematis forsteri Holboellia latifolia var. chartacea (HWJK 2213) with its very…