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...
September’s “Plant of the Month”

September’s “Plant of the Month”

Is…. Schima wallichii var khasiana One of our champion trees here. It forms an impressive back drop and focal point in Skilton bay. A large evergreen tree with lush dark green almost tropical looking foliage. It should be ground in more gardens purely as a...