1st November

…Podocarpus salignus Podocarpus salignus What odd roots Araucaria araucaria has. Knobbly and grey. odd roots Araucaria araucaria odd roots Araucaria araucaria The last large Cotoneaster franchettii has some berries but…

20th May

…light. Araucaria araucana Araucaria araucana Araucaria araucana Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ planted 30 to 35 years ago in full flower. The best one I have ever seen in full flower and…

30th May

…nurseries. Indigofera himachalensis Indigofera himachalensis And Araucaria angustifolia – a new species to try if it is hardy enough? Araucaria bidwillii has survived but I have lost this species before….

14th November

…another of these in a cold place on the drive but this one is going great guns. Araucaria bidwillii Araucaria bidwillii Araucaria bidwillii Many seed clusters of Lithocarpus pachyphyllus have…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…Parks’ Mahonia duclouxiana in full flower Mahonia duclouxiana Mahonia duclouxiana Araucaria bidwillii with very dense foliage but still indoors Araucaria bidwillii Araucaria bidwillii Araucaria bidwillii Now outside the glasshouse again…

8th May

…for it which, I suppose, is not unexpected. Araucaria bidwillii is untouched. Araucaria angustifolia A young new clump of Enkianthus serrulatus flowering nicely. Enkianthus serrulatus Halesia macgregorii in flower. Fairly…

31st October

…and snail attacks on its skeleton leaves. Rather magnolia-like. Hydrangea sargentiana Hydrangea sargentiana The female flower cones are now even larger on Araucaria bidwillii. No sign of any male flowers…

23rd July

…the right time of the year to try this? Litsea populifolia Litsea populifolia Grevillea williamsonii Grevillea williamsonii Araucaria angustifolia which again died here in the cold in February. Araucaria angustifolia…

11th September

Araucaria bidwillii have doubled in size since I first saw them a month ago. There are 20 to 25 on the tree but still no sign of any male flowers….

1st August

…as Crocosmia rosea. Burncoose Nurseries A couple of female flower cones for the first time on the Australian Araucaria bidwillii. Lowdown on the tree which is now circa 25ft tall….