31st December

…we saw in the summer when they set their first cones. Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Similar situation with Abies delavayi. The cones will shortly shed their…

19th July

…There were certainly no cones last year. Planted in 2009. This is the Spanish fir or hedgehog fir. Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Abies delavayi is growing nearby and…

22nd May

Abies grandis which split in two two years ago. Very different new growth to the old leaves. The tree is starting to take off. Abies firma Abies firma Abies firma…

8th April

…say Hilliers who also say plants of this name are in fact Abies forrestii var. smithii. Clare bought this in for Caerhays but I have no idea where from. Abies

31st August

…cones. An even finer display than last year. Abies delavayi Abies delavayi The Japanese Abies homolepis (Nikko fir) is also similarly covered in blue cones. One small cone has a…

13th September

…may yet make a good tree. Picea glauca Picea glauca Abies delavayi is romping away just above it. Quite a contrast! Abies delavayi Abies delavayi This is all a totally…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…firma – I am getting a liking for abies! Abies firma Abies firma Abies firma Cupressus arizonica in flower. Cupressus arizonica A fine Rhododendron macabeanum. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Chamaecyparis…

12th April

…to acquire this! Abies spectabilis Abies spectabilis Abies spectabilis Abies spectabilis Sadly ‘Buddha’ was over. This is very good. I did not bother to photograph the pure white reticulata which…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…blew down recently at Donkey Shoe Abies forrestii Abies forrestii Abies forrestii A very fine Rhododendron arboreum var roseum Rhododendron arboreum var roseum Rhododendron arboreum var roseum Rhododendron arboreum var…

4th June

…second year that this young tree has performed (nothing last year) and about 35 to 40 cones overall. Abies delavayi nearby is similarly adorned. Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Stewartia ogisu…