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.

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…

16th May

…confirm by Susyn here also. Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii This Metrosideros robusta has been grown on under cover for several years but…

12th May

var. frangipanense Acer campbellii var. frangipanense Acer campbellii var. frangipanense This is not Enkianthus cernuus rubens but the mistake has to be forgiven I suppose? It is a nice red…

23rd January

…A few more flowers out on Magnolia campbellii var. alba ‘Strybing White’ on a sunny day with blue sky. Magnolia campbellii var. alba ‘Strybing White’ Magnolia campbellii var. alba ‘Strybing…

31st March

…Magnolia sprengeri var. diva. The shape is unique and unmistakeable. Magnolia sprengeri var. diva The two huge trees of Magnolia kobus var. borealis in the Rookery are nearly over with…

20th June

…nice indeed though. Magnolia floribunda var. tonkinensis Magnolia floribunda var. tonkinensis Rhododendron ‘Pink Polar Bear’ just coming out. Rhododendron ‘Pink Polar Bear’ Rhododendron ‘Pink Polar Bear’ Another Stewartia monodelpha which…

26th March

…maudiae var. platypetala flowering well. Magnolia maudiae var. platypetala Magnolia maudiae var. platypetala Camellia tsai laden down with flower in full shade. Camellia tsai Tom has given us an offshoot…

24th June

…floribunda var. fardiano in Flora of China). Also with its first flowers here which we look forward to. Manglietia yuyuanensis Manglietia yuyuanensis Manglietia yuyuanensis Manglietia yuyuanensis Manglietia yuyuanensis A young…

28th March

…‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ The two enormous trees of Magnolia kobus var. borealis in the Rookery looking splendid. Magnolia kobus var. borealis Laurelia sempervirens in full flower back from…