19th September

…Absolutely covered in fruit. Photinia villosa var. coreana Photinia villosa var. coreana Photinia villosa var. coreana The more common Photinia villosa var. laevis is far less heavily laden and markedly…

6th March

…pruned Magnolia sprengeri var. Diva (seedling) tree in Tin Garden. Definitely a sprengeri var. Diva flower shape. Magnolia sprengeri var. Diva Magnolia sprengeri var. Diva Prunus campanulatus ‘Felix Jury’ now…

20th February

…sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ crossed with Magnolia campbellii var. mollicomata ssp. ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ crossed with Magnolia campbellii var. mollicomata ssp. ‘Lanarth’ Pruning the Hydrangea seemanii and…

21st April

…with attractive colour on the old dropping leaves. Berberis insignis var. insigne Berberis insignis var. insigne Camellia japonica ‘Golden Anniversary’ – spot the hint of gold? Neither do I! Camellia…

7th March

…Rhododendron siderophyllum (white form) just out through the arch. Rhododendron siderophyllum Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii is pink in bud opening white. Planted three or four years ago. Rhododendron oreodoxa var.

30th April

…‘Isononami’ Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii – a very fine large flowered form Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii – a very fine large flowered form Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii – a very…

10th June

…on a sweltering day.Styrax formosanus var hayatainus out quite early and before other species in this late year. Styrax formosanus var hayatainus Styrax formosanus var hayatainus A simply perfect bud…

22nd February

…sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ x M. campbellii var. mollicomata ssp. ‘Lanarth’ M. sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ x M. campbellii var. mollicomata ssp. ‘Lanarth’ M. sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ x M….

3rd June

…an enormous small tree. It is simply plastered in flowers which, in full sun, are out before nearly all the others. Styrax formosanus var Hayatiana Styrax formosanus var Hayatiana Styrax…

2nd September

var. formosanus with a good crop of seeds but far less seeds than there were flowers. Styrax formosanus var. formosanus Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’ nicely out. Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’…