20th April

…when they are all in flower. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ looking especially yellow today. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Still plenty of late flowers on an old (but pollarded back…

3rd May

…Picea smithiana Picea smithiana Berberis ‘Georgii’ plastered in flowers. Berberis ‘Georgii’ Berberis ‘Georgii’ Phyllocladus glauca Phyllocladus glauca Phyllocladus glauca Gleditsia sinensis – with huge thorns to stop animals climbing the…

24th June

…f. glauca Cedrus atlantica f. glauca 2016 – CHWLiberation Day! Having spent another four hours yesterday working out how to fill in the new European woodland grant applications I now…

26th July

…Quercus GLABRA Quercus GLAUCA Quercus GLAUCA The originas of Quercus acuta are very different. The old plant towards Tin Garden which was so cut back in the 1963 cold winter…

13th September

…leaves perhaps to nibbling dear but seems to be growing through it and may yet make a good tree. Picea glauca Picea glauca Abies delavayi is romping away just above…

2nd May

…Neolitsea sericea (formerly Litsea glauca) although I remember the old tree being called Litsea glauca? Neolitsea sericea has very different new growth. Litsea japonica Litsea japonica Litsea japonica Litsea japonica…

24th December

…time last year but not today! Magnolia “Todd’s Forty Niner” Another good yellow conifer showing up which I first saw at The Savill Garden. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ which is dwarf…

2nd April

…one small live branch and some still live reshooting. Little cause for optimism. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis The old Litsea glauca suddenly died about six years ago but…

5th July

…The Actinidia in the Pinus austriaca is good. The Magnolia delavayi’s are flowering. Also Mag hypoleuca and parviflora. M glauca is not quite open. Rhodo’ discolor is good. Harrow hybrids…

11th July

…other Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ trees though. Anyway, you can see three stages of cones here; very immature and just forming, fully formed, and last year’s which are brown and disintegrating….