30th July

crimson flowers and is probably a hybrid of Cestrum elegans. The foliage is different though. Cestrum elegans Cestrum elegans Cestrum elegans Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’ is probably sufficiently different and bicolor…

6th January

…with plenty of bud on a large multi-stemmed bush in full leaf. There is always confusion with C. elegans and Cestrum fasciculatum / C. fasciculatum ‘Newellii’. C. elegans is variable…

Irish trip April 2018

…sylvestris ‘Aurea’ Pinus sylvestris ‘Aurea’ Pinus parvifolius ‘Negishi’ was likewise. Pinus parvifolius ‘Negishi’ Pinus parvifolius ‘Negishi’ The front of Fota House run by a trust. The arboretum is state run…

8th April

…Crown Estates exhibit. Magnolia ‘Dark Shadow’ Camellia japonica ‘Matterhorn’ is one we need to obtain. Camellia japonica ‘Matterhorn’ Camellia japonica ‘Matterhorn’ Staphylea elegans won its class. Staphylea elegans Staphylea elegans

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…walled garden. Burncoose stocked this once and should do so again. Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurea’ Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurea’ Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurea’ Ambrose restored this greenhouse but it is a wreck again…

13th July

…two and quickly cuts them out while Myrna feeds the many fish in the nearby pond. Hakonechloa macra ‘Albo-aurea’ Hakonechloa macra ‘Albo-aurea’ Hakonechloa macra ‘Albo-aurea’ 2015 – CHW No entry…

5th August

…bottom of the pod. The seeds are in pairs as you would expect and about 2in long. Staphylea x elegans Staphylea x elegans Just a couple of seed pods today…

19th April

…hybrids FJW’s azalea hybrids FJW’s azalea hybrids Staphylea ‘Elegans’ coming nicely into flower in the strong east wind today which has made photography difficult. Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea colchica…

18th June

…Surprise’ Hosta sieboldiana elegans in full flower. Hosta sieboldiana elegans Hosta sieboldiana elegans 2017 – CHW A superbly fine and sunny day for the charity fete. 457 cars in the…

19th May

…Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ 2017 – CHW We arrive at the Chelsea Flower Show before midday. The stand is well on course to be ready for…