6th January

…williamsii ‘Elegans’ – full out but also a bit battered. Camellia x williamsii ‘Elegans’ 2023 – CHW A visit to the greenhouse but not much in flower to see here…

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…

8th April

…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 Malus…

24th January

…Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Aurea’ Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Aurea’ Three snakebark maple stems in the late January sun. All planted in 2007. Acer rufinerve? Acer rufinerve? Acer rufinerve? Acer rufinerve ‘Erythrocladum’…

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…

14th May

…outside my office window. Primula japonica ‘Miller’s Crimson’ Gorgeous new leaves on Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’. Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ Viburnum burejaeticum flowering here for the first time. Viburnum burejaeticum…

18th June

…couple of buds on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Hosta sieboldiana elegans in full flower. Hosta sieboldiana elegans Hosta sieboldiana elegans 2017 – CHW A superbly…

19th April

…which has made photography difficult. Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea ‘Elegans’ Staphylea colchica ‘Innocence’ as we now think it is. Staphylea colchica ‘Innocence’ Staphylea colchica ‘Innocence’ Leaves of Staphylea trifolia. Staphylea trifolia…

11th October

…Verbena rigida Verbena rigida Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’ with its striking mottled blue berries. Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’ Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’ Back here one of our largest Magnolia delavayi has split in…

10th September

…Rambler’ now well established by the Playhouse. Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ Flowers and seed heads on Desmodium elegans. Desmodium elegans Desmodium elegans Another picture of sea mist taken…