9th October

…pods from Magnolia sargentiana robusta. Magnolia sargentiana robusta Magnolia sargentiana robusta Still very unripe Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa seeds. Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa Last year’s ripe and this year’s unripe seed heads…

26th February

…‘Philip Tregunna’ and Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta. Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ and Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ at its absolute best. Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ Magnolia ‘Philip…

22nd July

…sargentiana var. robusta for there to be much spare energy left for next year’s flowers. Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta Acorns forming properly on Quercus lamellosa. They have never yet matured…

2nd March

…First colour on a magnolia opposite which is a robusta x sprengeri cross. robusta x sprengeri cross A rhododendron whose name I forgot just coming out. We showed this at…

27th February

robusta Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta First flowering at Caerhays of Rhododendron gratum (CN 3855). Similar to Rhododendron grande perhaps but with larger leaves. Only one of the three plants has…

8th September

…sargentiana is now reclassified as Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana. On what basis was this change made I wonder? Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta

20th March

…warm. Magnolia loebneri ‘Wildcat’ 2021 – CHW A shot of the record sized (height) Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta in all its finery, but a cloudy day, at Burncoose. Magnolia sargentiana…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Hydrangeas

…remains a mystery which was not revealed during our tour. The late flowering Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta ‘Titania’. Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta ‘Titania’ Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta ‘Titania’ Hydrangea aspera…

5th October

…stimulation. Fargesia robusta (good spanking name) Fargesia robusta Fargesia robusta Fargesia robusta Chimonobambusa timidissinoda (poor spanking name) Chimonobambusa timidissinoda Chimonobambusa timidissinoda Chimonobambusa timidissinoda Fargesia rufa (spankers’ delight) Fargesia rufa Fargesia…

2nd October

…later into flower than Hydrangea aspera villosa or Hydrangea sargentiana varieties. As such rather a gem to propagate. Hydrangea aspera robusta Hydrangea aspera robusta Hydrangea aspera robusta 2016 – CHW…