27th May

Aesculus chinensis which may have the tallest racemes of flowers of any aesculus species. Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus x carnea which is not as dark pink as Aesculus x…

11th May

…plants sold as this species are Aesculus indica so now I am more than suspicious! Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus glabra I think, the red horse chestnut. Aesculus glabra Aesculus

10th May

…full out. Magnolia x wieseneri Magnolia x wieseneri Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ now full out. Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus woerlitzensis Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ is out just a…

17th May

…hypoxantha Quercus hypoxantha Aesculus glabra now just out. Few flowers this year. Aesculus glabra Aesculus glabra Aesculus x bushii now full out and nearly over. Aesculus x bushii Populus lasiocarpa…

15th April

…‘Stellar Acclaim’ Aesculus bushii with new growth and flower heads already – four to six weeks in advance of normal? Aesculus bushii Aesculus wangii with new growth too. Aesculus wangii…

4th September

…‘Yakeo’ Magnolia ‘Yakeo’ Aesculus woerlitzensis with just a few conkers. Asia propagated some of them last year when there was a bigger crop. Single conkers usually; occasionally doubles. Aesculus woerlitzensis…

4th June

…in full flower in Kennel Close. One of the later flowering species. A small slow growing tree rare in cultivation. Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Crataegus schraderiana…

30th May

…has a few flowers out but nearly over. Aesculus x bushii Aesculus chinensis is also out high up. There is another plant above the tree fern or so I thought….

2nd August

…the plant drought? Flowering nicely. Aesculus parviflora Aesculus parviflora Aesculus parviflora A very ancient but lovely Rhododendron auriculatum (I think) although the one next to it is a similar sized…

25th May

…good addition to the Aesculus collection although the second plant in Kennel Close does not look so good after a wind battering as its first leaves appeared. Aesculus sylvatica Aesculus