2nd May

…25 handkerchiefs. Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ At one end of the front of the house an elderly Diospyros kaki in flower but with old fruits…

3rd May

…which had 375,000 visitors last year. Keteleeria davidiana – I have just planted this as a cutting grown plant in Kennel Close. Here cones are forming. Keteleeria davidiana Keteleeria davidiana…

3rd December

…out three ways. It was probably three Davidias planted together as there used to be a competition between large gardens to produce the Davidia with the biggest girth. Davidia involucrata…

13th July

…subsessilis Nepeta subsessilis The only self-sown Davidia seedlings I have ever seen under a mature Davidia involucrata. Davidia involucrata The front of Northcourt Manor – 1615 is the date above…

14th May

…March are germinating strongly Also good germination of davidia after two years and a fine crop of several rhodo species including Rhododendron lindleyi. Well done Asia. We have never, in…

Irish trip April 2018

…‘J C Williams’ Mistletoe in Davidia involucrata. Not seen this before! Both look content. Mistletoe in Davidia involucrata The date plate at Llanfair. date plate Carpinus betulus in flower Carpinus…

17th May

…weeks ago and is totally dry! Not sure which malus species this is but doing well. From where I was sitting in the dining room it looked like a Davidia

2nd June

…many places. 1926 – JCW Auklandii pure is going back fast and zuelanicum x not come out yet, the soulei x campylocarpum very very pretty. The Davidia not quite open….

9th February

…daff picked above Davidia minor or minimus? – still frosts at night. 1926 – JCW (Note added to Garden Book page) Some 80-0/6 mineral phospate put on the Big Vib….