2nd February

…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 Forty Niner’…

10th September

sinensis Nyssa sinensis Some newly peeled bark on Prunus serrula tibetica glows red in the sun. Wonderful! Prunus serrula tibetica Unusual shaped seed pods not yet quite ripe on Magnolia…

20th July

…One of three planted but the other two failed. An old Hydrangea villosa used to grow exactly here. Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana 2019 – CHW Penvergate…

16th November

…Dream’ I think. A pale colour and variable mainly semi double flowers. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Dream’ Berries turning colour now in profusion on Ilex perado subsp. perado. Ilex perado subsp.

19th May

…old M. sieboldii subsp. sinensis has much better and larger flowers (and differently positioned on the branches – i.e. pendulous rather than at right angles). I say again that I…

19th September

sinensis Camellia sinensis Seed heads on Illicium macranthum (BSWJ 11809) in the frame. Did I photograph the flowers? Illicium macranthum This is what the autumn colour should look like on…

8th July

…seeds were sterile but Asia needs to try again later. Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis Scaffolding up the towers for window painting next week. Scaffolding 2016 –…

15th May

…caroliniana subsp. heterophylla Aesculus glabra ‘April Wine’ Aesculus glabra ‘April Wine’ Acer campbellii subsp. frangipanense (BSWJ 8270) planted in 2010 with wonderful bronzy new growth and flower spikes now showing….

3rd June

…Sixty-seven recordings of this plant in Cornwall since 2000 and circa 100 pre 1999. I went to get more photographs of what we now know is Ornithogalum umbellatum subsp. campestre…

7th October

…Ilex perado subsp. perado (now called perado subsp. azorica) which remained unidentified as a huge clump before the visit of Philippe de Spoelberch in 2002. This was subsequently verified by…