19th June

Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’ Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’ Cornus kousa ‘Windle Weeping’ has taken years to put on a decent show. Trailing habit. Not currently offered in the trade. Cornus…

7th February

…few catkins were seen even in December but they got frosted or blown away then. Corylus avellana Corylus avellana Bluebells sprouting out of the ground in early February! Earlier and…

18th February

…Storm Eunice. Porthluney beach car park Corylus avellana with the catkins fully extended. One sees these all along the motorway verges. Corylus avellana Corylus avellana Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ now full…

26th September

…up to give summer shade to his dogs. Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ An odd secondary flowering on Rhododendron yakushimanum. I do not remember ever seeing this species do…

9th March

…rather sad and untended A nice Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ with catkins which I do not remember ever photographing before. Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ Trellis trained Ribes speciosum which was unusual but…

7th May

…Rhododendron ‘Assaye’ in Old Park. Very fine today. Rhododendron ‘Assaye’ Rhododendron ‘Assaye’ Rhododendron ‘Assaye’ Rhododendron ambiguum (CFN 6056) is almost over. Rhododendron ambiguum Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’ just coming into…

15th December

…just as good beside it. Skimmia japonica ‘Veitchii’ While Skimmia japonica ‘Kew White’ is nearly in flower alongside. Skimmia japonica ‘Kew White’ Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ with early catkins. Corylus avellana…

23rd July

…Sunset’ Corylus colurna which I turfed out here some years ago as boring. I was quite wrong! Corylus colurna Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’ – dullish but different! Ligustrum texonensis Tripterygium regelii…

20th August

…spinosa Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana) nearly ripe rather early in this dry summer but already being attacked by grey squirrels. Hazelnuts Conkers well-formed already too (Aesculus hippocastanum) although a small crop…

9th May

…large shrub (like a Corylus). Anyway much fun to be had here disagreeing with the botanists. If you search this garden diary you will find plenty of pictures of Ucodendron…