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

…kitchen flooring specialist. The tree had produced three suckers which remain in place and now have light. Araucaria araucana Araucaria araucana Araucaria araucana Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ planted 30 to 35…

30th May

…from Roundabarrow 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…

14th November

…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 been…

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

…early March but the recent frost has done for it which, I suppose, is not unexpected. Araucaria bidwillii is untouched. Araucaria angustifolia A young new clump of Enkianthus serrulatus flowering…

11th May

…they will very probably die. A garden tour with members of the Maple Society. Yet more female flower cones, a second crop, appearing on Araucaria bidwillii. The mature cones are…

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….