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…

29th April

…to continue. Juniperus recurva var. ‘Coxii’ Juniperus recurva var. ‘Coxii’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ I bought from Lees & Co 20+ years ago. It did a few Chelseas and is…

2nd May

…New growth on Abies forrestii var. georgii. The new Hillier’s says this name should be var. smithii. Very slow growing and squat in habit so far. Abies forrestii var. georgii….

24th October

…in deciduous or mixed woodland. Amanita excelsa var. spissa Amanita excelsa var. spissa One seldom sees ‘runner bean’ seedpods like this on our wisterias. wisterias 2020 – CHW Sorbus helenae…

10th April

…RHS lecture tour to look at ‘unusual evergreen trees’ with eight in the audience. Picea bicolor var. acicularis (Picea alcoquiana var. acicularis) with vibrant reddish cones on a young tree….

22nd July

…hue. Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ Callicarpa psilocalyx is clearly the most tender of the three species growing in Tin…

9th June

…‘Sohuksan’ Styrax japonicus ‘Sohuksan’ A young Styrax formosanus var. formosanus in the new Styrax/Stewartia glade performing adequately but not overdoing it yet. Styrax formosanus var. formosanus Styrax formosanus var. formosanus…

10th June

…Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in full…

28th January

…outside the dining room window. Narcissus tiandrus Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica full out. Not much scent in the drizzle. Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica Clematis cirrhosa var.