29th May

…died out here long ago. A good tree which we need to replace. Ilex fargesii Ilex fargesii The exceptional Ilex nothofagifolia which has Nothofagus leaves and a tiered growth habit…

6th June

…Styrax wuyuanensis Styrax wuyuanensis Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii just coming into full flower. Darker in colour than the one I photograph at Ventnor. Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii Catalpa fargesii f….

6th May

…just in leaf. Fagus longiopetiolata Fagus longiopetiolata Salix fargesii is covered in catkins and lots of long red-stemmed new growth. Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Viburnum prunifolium nicely in flower and…

23rd May

…form of the native Ilex aquifolium. We have a plant in the greenhouse which Susyn confirmed is correctly named as is a young plant of Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var….

19th March

fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron lutescens just emerging. Rhododendron lutescens 2018 – CHW More heavy snow overnight. About 4-5in. The main A30 road out of Cornwall is shut for 50 miles…

15th May

fargesii flowering beautifully on several of its multiple stems. Decaisnea fargesii Decaisnea fargesii The Burncoose plant of Meliosma oldhamii has much yellower new growth than the Caerhays plant. Rob and…

2nd August

…on the big leafed rhododendrons and secondary new growth on many other things. Abies koreana with fine clusters of blue cones. Abies koreana More seeds than usual on Decaisnea fargesii

29th July

fargesii had no sausage fruits forming but was wrong. A few at the very top of the plant. Decaisnea fargesii The wind has brought down the first unripe fruit clusters…

4th September

…flowers on Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Cornus controversa covered in fruits. Cornus controversa Still catkins on Salix fargesii on secondary or tertiary new growth. Salix fargesii Seed heads far from…

20th July

…of them alive. self-sown seedlings under the elderly Cornus kousas self-sown seedlings under the elderly Cornus kousas We had seed pods last year on Decaisnea fargesii but they are much…