27th May

…(white) just opening on the rare Aesculus chinensis which may have the tallest racemes of flowers of any aesculus species. Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus x carnea which is not…

11th May

…so now I am more than suspicious! Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus glabra I think, the red horse chestnut. Aesculus glabra Aesculus glabra Crataegus wattiana is thornless but colourful today….

10th May

…Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ Aesculus pavia ‘Atrosanguinea’ Aesculus pavia ‘Atrosanguinea’ Aesculus glabra Aesculus glabra This is mislabelled but I think it is Aesculus ‘Dallimorei’ as you can see…

17th May

…show. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Aesculus sylvatica with its first decent flowering in Tin Garden. Aesculus sylvatica Aesculus sylvatica Aesculus sylvatica The rare Quercus hypoxantha with new leaves…

15th April

…to six weeks in advance of normal? Aesculus bushii Aesculus wangii with new growth too. Aesculus wangii Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ – no comment! Magnolia ‘Purple Prince’ This Aesculus species with…

25th May

…Scarlett’ Aesculus sylvatica – not sure? Aesculus sylvatica Aesculus sylvatica 2021 – CHW A nursery day with a plant order for Lanarth, lots of pictures of new plants but the…

4th September

…a very young age. Very rare and not in Hillier’s. Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus woerlitzensis 2016 – CHW We travel to look at magnolias in Old Park and Forty…

4th June

…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 is finally…

30th May

…carnea ‘Briottii’ 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…

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…