31st December

…and have lost their lustrous colour which we saw in the summer when they set their first cones. Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Similar situation with Abies

19th July

…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 also has…

13th September

…planting out. Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Picea asperata is another 1910 Wilson introduction doing extremely well. Picea asperata Picea asperata Picea polita (now apparently Picea torano), the tiger tail spruce…

8th April

bought this in for Caerhays but I have no idea where from. Abies forrestii var. georgei Abies forrestii var. georgei Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Prettycoat’ has plant breeder’s rights on it. A…

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…

12th April

…Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ – again. Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Very fine cones on Abies spectabilis. We need to acquire this! Abies spectabilis Abies spectabilis Abies

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…

4th June

…year) and about 35 to 40 cones overall. Abies delavayi nearby is similarly adorned. Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Stewartia ogisu flowering for the first time. Smallish flowers with pink buds….

15th November

…go in as a replacement in Donkey Shoe. Abies firma Abies firma Micocachrys tetragona, a rare conifer from Tasmania with a creeping, arching habit. Micocachrys tetragona Micocachrys tetragona Pinus wallichiana,…

22nd February

…to 20 years! No comment. Ross has now felled all the abies by Donkey Shoe but managed to badly scrape the replacement tree Ross has now felled all the abies