The plant of the month for May…

The plant of the month for May…

My plant of the month for May is… Rhododendron edgeworthii CCHH 8016 A species collected on the Shweli-Salween divide, Burma, that has the thickest, darkest orange-brown indumentum (Small hairs on the underside of the leaves). It is a strikingly beautiful form...
The Plant of the month for March is…

The Plant of the month for March is…

Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata When she is in flower she is hard to ignore. Situated, in perfect perspective to the house, half way down our south lawn. She dominates the vista (all year round but especially in spring). From winter with the flower buds cloaked...
Davidia involucrata bracts

Davidia involucrata bracts

Plant of the month for May is… Our Davidia is now in full flower. Or is it? The “Handkerchiefs” are actually bracts, which are modified leaves. The flower is in the centre of the two ‘Leaves’. Ernest Wilson travelled some 2000 miles only...