26th June

…flower but nice leaves. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Fuchsia d’Ete’ Astrantia ‘Florence’ Astrantia ‘Florence’ Deutzia compacta flowering well. Deutzia compacta Wisteria sinensis ‘Alba’ flowering in amongst Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’ by the steps…

2nd July

…here. It is a huge tree but you need to look up from underneath it to see the best of the flowering effect. Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis Stewartia…

2nd January

…not forewarned by the dear old Met Office. cryptomeria Pseudocydonia sinensis Pseudocydonia sinensis Just look at the white undersides of the leaves on one ilex oak (still) being battered by…

5th June

sinensis There used to be a good group of Magnolia sieboldii sinensis here but they have been squeezed out by a much newer Lithocarpus pachyphyllus.Only one old spreading plant survives….

19th May

…713122) has exceptional spring new growth as well as autumn colour. Nyssa sinensis Nyssa sinensis Rhododendron polyandrum and Rhododendron crassum are very similar. The difference seems to be the contorted…

28th April

…heterophyllum with flower buds. Pittosporum heterophyllum Early flowers on the record tree Magnolia sinensis (now not M. sieboldii var. sinensis but a species in its own right according to the…

14th February

…and probably a form of Camellia sinensis, the tea tree, I assume? Rather delicate. We must propagate this even if it is a conservatory plant really. Camellia sinensis Camellia sinensis

31st January

…to hammamellis. Sycopsis sinensis Sycopsis sinensis Sycopsis sinensis I have never seen Lonicera nitida ‘Tidy Tips’ putting on its full winter show before. It looks like a heather from a…

5th August

…nearly the same colour as in late spring. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ 2020 – CHW Eucryphia glutinosa covered by Wisteria sinensis with secondary flowering. Eucryphia glutinosa covered by Wisteria sinensis Acer x…

17th June

sinensis x virginiana Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x virginiana Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ is still full out – five weeks from first showing. Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ Magnolia globosa nearly…