27th May

…Flowers (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…

11th May

…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. Crataegus wattiana Crataegus wattiana…

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

…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 and catkin…

15th April

…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 Magnolia…

4th September

…Hillier’s. Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus woerlitzensis 2016 – CHW We travel to look at magnolias in Old Park and Forty Acres and are in for a few nice surprises:…

4th June

…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 out in flower. Flowers sit…

30th May

…nearly over. Aesculus x bushii Aesculus chinensis is also out high up. There is another plant above the tree fern or so I thought. On closer inspection it is Aesculus

25th May

…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 sylvatica Aesculus

25th April

…Magnolia ‘Olivia’ Magnolia ‘Olivia’ Aesculus carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ with flowers just appearing. One branch had reverted to green and needs cutting out. Aesculus carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ Aesculus carnea ‘Aureomarginata’ Aesculus carnea ‘Aureomarginata’…