20th July

fargesii but they are much larger this year probably because of the heat. seed pods last year on Decaisnea fargesii 2017 – CHW Two very different forms of Hydrangea sargentiana….

25th August

…further. Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ The new growth stem and bud colours on Salix fargesii continue to impress. Salix fargesii Secondary flowers on Magnolia ‘Apollo’ in Kennel Close. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Our…

15th November

…in the spring. seed Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ (‘Shizuka’) just turning colour. Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ with autumn tints. Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ Salix fargesii just turning. Salix…

13th November

…to gather on Wednesday. Cotoneaster ‘Inchmery’ Shrivelled blue/black seedpods on Decaisnea fargesii. Decaisnea fargesii The leaf on Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ is just turning. Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ Acer palmatum…

12th April

…magnifica Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Populus purdomii Populus purdomii Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ – just one flower out. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Tilia amurensis Tilia amurensis Could not resist more Magnolia ‘Apricot…

23rd October

…‘Narumigata’ A fine tray of Decaisnea fargesii seedlings grown this year in the new greenhouse. Decaisnea fargesii These Cornus kousa var. chinensis seedlings were dug from the side of the…

3rd April

…ago were wonderful. Red and white Auklandii’s are very good. 1916 – JCW Yellow stuff well open, no real poets. Hot sun by day, cold wind. R fargesii has been…

5th October

…Eucalyptus simmonosii Eucalyptus simmonosii Loads of seeds on what may or may not be Photinia macrophylla. Looks more microphylla to me! Photinia macrophylla Photinia macrophylla Blue seedpods on Decaisnea fargesii

18th March

…‘Genie’ wins again in my opinion. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Camellia ‘Alpen Light’ – first flowering after planting last year. Aptly named. Camellia ‘Alpen Light’ Rhododendron fargesii full…

17th March

…same thing.The key new varieties include:Stewartia henryaeStyrax shiriainusStyrax dasyanthusStyrax formosanusStyrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’Styrax japonicus ‘Fragrant Fountain’Styrax japonicus ‘Crystal’Included in the planting were several more additions…