9th March

var. kurilensis ‘Brilliant’ Prunus nipponica var. kurilensis ‘Brilliant’ Prunus nipponica var. kurilensis ‘Brilliant’ We have layered the oldest clump of Rhododendron ‘Assaye’ over the years. As the huge branches have…

5th May

…attractive new foliage and flowers. Berberis amurensis var. latifolia Berberis amurensis var. latifolia Azalea oldhamii just out but sparse flowering this year even on youngish plants. Azalea oldhamii Rhododendron neriiflorum…

4th May

…a particularly dense growing form with dark flowers. Rhododendron campylogynum Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana – beautiful bark. Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia…

29th March

…bay laurel. Laurus azorica Laurus azorica Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile with yellowish new growth and red buds showing. Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile Despite the mild winter…

13th February

…which I must investigate more. The research is conflicting. Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica and Smilax discotis intertwined together. The clematis flowers brighten…

11th June

…steamed up from last summer. Magnolia aff. floribunda var. tonkinensis Magnolia aff. floribunda var. tonkinensis Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x virginiana nicely out with 30 to 40 buds and flowers today….

17th May

…open in a few weeks’ time? Magnolia aff. floribunda var. Tonkinensis Magnolia aff. floribunda var. Tonkinensis Magnolia acuminata ‘Variegata’ does not appear yet to have any variegated leaves but very…

12th April

…Rhododendron ‘Broughtonii’ Rhododendron ‘Broughtonii’ A newly planted Magnolia cavaleriei var. platypetala (gift from Raf Lenaerts in 2017) with a few flowers. Magnolia cavaleriei var. platypetala Magnolia cavaleriei var. platypetala What…

24th April

…open. A common feature of the big leaf species. Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron…

13th April

…biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Paulownia fortunei now properly out. Its early white flowers were frosted. Paulownia fortunei…