23rd June

…quassioides Nyssa leptophylla (ex Roundabarrow). Nyssa leptophylla Lindera umbellata membranacea. We lost one earlier and this one has not enjoyed the drought. Lindera umbellata membranacea Maddenia hypoleuca is getting away…

25th March

…Rhododendron racemosum Lindera umbellata nicely in flower. Lindera umbellata Michelia doltsopa and Michelia floribunda flowers held together for comparison. Michelia doltsopa Michelia doltsopa Rhododendron canadense flowering well with no new…

17th April

…Sorbus coloneura with young growth and flowers. Sorbus coloneura Sorbus coloneura Lindera umbellata in flower. Not that exciting! Lindera umbellata 2018 – CHW Day two of the Irish trip with…

22nd March

…Not the greatest display of plants I have seen but some nice things – Abies pindro, Lindera umbellata, Viburnum furcatum, Michelia platypetala.I took two forms of what we now call…

20th November

…today. Lindera umbellata nearby has already dropped completely. Planted in 2014 and very clearly now a multi-stemmed large bush. Lindera sericea Lindera sericea Its leaves nicely match a nearby secondary…

13th June

…between Eriobotrya deflexa and Rhaphiolepis (perhaps) umbellata. I have missed the flower which was light pink and rhaphiolepis like but the leaves look more like a gordonia to me? So…

20th September

…Tiger’ and Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ Aster ‘Rose Crystal’ looking good. Aster ‘Rose Crystal’ Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’ in flower with Rhaphiolepis umbellata below it right beside the nursery entrance on the A39….

24th September

…Lindera lancea (Lindera umbellata var lancea perhaps) is producing a wonderful show of yellow autumn colour. Planted in 2011 it is now romping away with next year’s new growth (or…