4th May

…Paulownia kawakamii Sorbaronia ‘Likjornaja’ is an interesting hybrid between Sorbus and Aronia. This is its first flowering here and certainly more Aronia than Sorbus! Sorbaronia ‘Likjornaja’ Sorbaronia ‘Likjornaja’ Sorbaronia ‘Likjornaja’…

23rd May

…reshooting well and suckering from the base. Attractive leaves too. Burncoose has nice plants of this native species. Sorbus torminalis Sorbus torminalis Sorbus torminalis Sorbus torminalis The original plant of…

17th April

Sorbus coloneura with young growth and flowers. Sorbus coloneura Sorbus coloneura Lindera umbellata in flower. Not that exciting! Lindera umbellata 2018 – CHW Day two of the Irish trip with…

4th March

…americanus Sorbus zahlburckneri already in leaf with flower buds in the first week of March. Sorbus zahlburckneri Our stock plant of Camellia transnokoensis now lives in the greenhouse after the…

15th October

Sorbus japonica Sorbus japonica Felt and batten now covers half the new roof at The Hovel. Soon dry enough inside to pour concrete for the base and working inside the…

9th September

…Karol & Asia have got on the wrong tree. This is not Sorbus caloneura which has brown fruits rather than the red ones featured here. Sorbus commixta aff. var. sachalinensis…

20th February

…growth excellent Rhododendron gongshanense: Tender but ok Cornwall Rhododendron magniflorum: August flowers (glanduliferum on steroids) Sorbus filipes: Purple fruits, crimson fruits. SUPERB small shrub! Sorbus ligustrifolia: Fruits last into following…

29th August

…nicely now that its lower branches have been pruned off to reinvigorate the main stem. Sorbus thompsonii Sorbus thompsonii Sorbus thompsonii 1990 – FJW Roads running after a good shower….

14th November

…the crown of the tree. Sorbus ullungdoensis Sorbus ullungdoensis Sorbus ullungdoensis We saw Callicarpa shirasawana looking tremendous with some leaf a fortnight ago. It is even more striking leafless today….

12th April

…on a sunny day but still near frost overnight.Camellia ‘Fairy Wand’ Camellia ‘Fairy Wand’ Sorbus dunnii with leaf coming and old fruits still there. Sorbus dunnii Maddenia hypoleuca – flowers…