18th May

…large erect shrub at 15ft or so. Viburnum sieboldii Viburnum sieboldii A young Azalea wadanum ‘Album’ flowering for the first time here. (This is yet another subspecies of R. reticulatum.)…

10th May

…for the show. Many are the same as most years but there are problems!Magnolia sieboldii is in tight bud still and should be perfect. Magnolia sieboldii The mature plant of…

4th September

…young plant. Extraordinary. Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii Two zanthoxylum species with an attractive display of fruit. The smaller one may be Zanthoxylum simulans. Horrid prickles. zanthoxylum…

21st May

…glaucescens Aesculus glaucescens Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ is later into flower than other named forms. Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’…

3rd June

…be good. Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii The old and now only surviving Meliosma veitchiorum is in full flower with its strange pale green flowers. Meliosma veitchiorum Meliosma veitchiorum 2015 –…

1st June

…Norway’ is now full out. Is it any different to Magnolia sieboldii ‘Colossus’? I think not. Magnolia sieboldii ‘Pride of Norway’ A flower showing the outer pink bracts on Magnolia…

9th October

…I had thought earlier. The honey fungus growths from its roots are now abundantly obvious. Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii Attractive fungal growths from the base of an oak tree nearby….

16th September

…seed pods cover the rest of the bush. Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii This was once a Nothofagus antarctica but it has been smothered by alder growth so that the Nothofagus…

12th June

…Still plenty of flower on Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x virginiana and the scent is overpowering! Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x virginiana Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x virginiana A flower out already (weeks…

7th June

…x Magnolia virginiana is finally out. The flowers last only a day or two especially in a gale. Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x Magnolia virginiana Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x Magnolia virginiana…