20th December

…An equally enormous Encephalartos lebomboensis with a flower cone Encephalartos lebomboensis Encephalartos lebomboensis A 10 foot tall banana A 10 foot tall banana Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

ferox Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax ferox This is trachstemum (?) which is wonderful groundcover for full shade. trachstemum trachstemum trachstemum trachstemum A new plant to me – Blephylocalyx crookshankii. Blephylocalyx crookshankii…

5th October

…wrongly named. Schima argentea Schima argentea Schima argentea Schima argentea What extraordinary seeds Melliodendron xylocarpum has. Huge and not rounded as one might have expected from the Styracaceae family. Despite…

8th December

…magazine they feature the bark of Pinus bungeana which has an equally attractive and not dissimilar patterning. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax ferox The bark of Pinus bungeana is pictured…

30th August

…Shepherdia argentea Shepherdia argentea An unidentified rhododendron on the path on from the old Lower Quarry Nursery with what I assume are secondary flowers. rhododendron 2019 – CHW Jaimie has…

15th February

…turned over in the gale. big leafed rhodos big leafed rhodos big leafed rhodos Pseudopanax ferox at 12-14ft. Attractive bark. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax ferox New growth appearing on a defoliated…

Cycads at Burncoose

More of the cycads on a rather less gloomy and wet day. Back to 20th December. Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos alternsteinii Encephalartos alternsteinii Encephalartos lebomboensis Encephalartos lebomboensis…

12th December

…acers New Zealand acers A fine crop of Pseudopanax ferox and Pseudopanax crassifolius from liners. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax crassifolius Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ looking rather nice in the sun. Camellia…

4th August

…Berberis valdiviana Isoplexis canariensis with a late flower and bulging seed heads. Isoplexis canariensis Isoplexis canariensis Isoplexis canariensis A wall covered with Trachelospermum jasminoides. Trachelospermum jasminoides Trachelospermum jasminoides Pseudopanax ferox

5th August

…of in Falmouth has reached Ventnor. Cordyline australis Cordyline australis Pseudopanax ferox leaves on a small plant. Pseudopanax ferox Huge pea like seed pods on Phormium tenax. Phormium tenax Phormium…