11th August

…Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’ nicely out in the nursery where I am for the annual garden tree survey. Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’ Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’ Cautleya spicata ‘Robusta’ just…

15th November

…tints. Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ Salix fargesii just turning. Salix fargesii Corylopsis spicata with rich yellow autumn colour on the Main Ride. Corylopsis spicata Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendrifolium’ only now starting…

10th October

…individual flowers rather than flower clusters is similarly ‘unready’. Styrax hemsleyanus Corylopsis spicata has a few unripe seed spikes. Corylopsis spicata Conversely formerly pink Magnolia sieboldii seed pods are losing…

9th March

…on the Main Ride. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ and Camellia japonica Corylopsis spicata and Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’. Corylopsis spicata and Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ now full out. Magnolia…

16th May

…Korea. Hemiptelea davidii Chorizema cordatum now nicely out. I bought this a few weeks ago. Chorizema cordatum Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ with its new leaves as wonderful as ever. A…

18th March

…and windy weather at the end of the week.Spring ornamental plants competitionAny three trees or shrubs of different genera in bloom Acacia longifolia, Stachyurus lancifolia & Corylopsis spicata – 2nd…

25th March

spicata) which is so radically different that they cannot both be right? Prumnopitys taxifolia Prumnopitys taxifolia Prumnopitys taxifolia Prumnopitys taxifolia Prumnopitys taxifolia Prumnopitys taxifolia I photographed Prumnopitys taxifolia at Ventnor…

26th March

spicata? Corylopsis Corylopsis Skimmia laureola with berries and flower at the same time. Skimmia laureola Skimmia laureola Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ in a freestanding and exposed position. Daphne bholua ‘Mary…

23rd January

…Viburnum fragrans, Magnolia salicifolia, Quercus spicata, Quercus glabra, Farrers Oak, Nothofagus dombeyi, Betula albo sinensis of Wilson, one cherry not the true Pilosiuscula. 1922 – JCW In advance of 1918….