7th March

…M. campbelli subsp mollicomata ‘Werrington’ – this appears to now be called ‘Avalon’. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x M. campbelli subsp mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x M. campbelli subsp mollicomata…

2nd February

…utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ to expose the wonderful colours of the next crop of bark. Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Bowling Green’ Magnolia ‘Todd’s…

14th May

…the reference book does not mention this species). Crataegus grandiflora Crataegus grandiflora A young Acer sterculiaceum subsp. franchettii with leaf colouring as on our original tree. Acer sterculiaceum subsp. franchettii…

22nd May

…Magnolia sieboldii subsp. sinensis. Magnolia sieboldii subsp. sinensis Magnolia sieboldii subsp. sinensis We had always thought this to be Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Camelliifolia’ but Susyn identifies it as Ilex x…

8th October

…utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Chinese Garden’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘Chinese Garden’ Nearly ripe fruits on Euonymus moupinensis which will soon split open. Euonymus moupinensis Ilex opaca is making a spreading…

28th June

…one for the national survey on surviving elms. Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia (or Ulmus carpinifolia var. cornubiensis). Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Ulmus…

20th February

…and far and away the best yet with 50 or so flowers. Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ Another sister seedling to Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ down…

21st February

…var. mollicomata subsp. ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ crossed with Magnolia campbellii var. mollicomata subsp. ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ crossed with Magnolia campbellii var. mollicomata subsp. ‘Lanarth’…

27th June

…the stem. Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis Betula insignis subsp. fansipanensis In the shade the few Stewartia rostrata flowers this year are pure white. More pink in…

7th July

…so days ago. Very blue indumentum on the undersides of the huge leaves. Quite the magnolia find of the year! Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla…