4th September

…of crataegus to produce berries since planted two years ago. Crataegus schraderiana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus schraderiana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus schraderiana ‘Fire Ball’ Sorbus japonica with fruits forming amid the silvery…

25th April

Ball’ just coming out into flower. Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Aralia foliosa is also newly planted with a very prickly stem and prickles on its leaves…

3rd December

…in an open position. All we see here are nice yellow tints. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Gum Ball’ This is Liquidambar styracifolia ‘Oconee’, which has a very similar habit to ‘Gum Ball’…

25th August

…a magnolia to reveal plenty of callousing but no roots. A dry summer to blame or does it just take longer than we hoped? aerial ball layers aerial ball layers…

31st August

…likewise. Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ has, as yet, not been gobbled up by pheasants. Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ A sunny bank holiday…

15th June

…the centre. ‘Grand Ball’ ‘Grand Ball’ “Demelza’s Kitchen” Demelza’s Kitchen ‘Country Inn’ by the lectern with wonderful use of ‘curly’ sycamore seeds. Country Inn Country Inn The Burncoose sponsorship board….

20th July

…brachytyla Picea brachytyla Then several Crataegus species with fruits: Crataegus wattiana performing well for the first time. Crataegus wattiana Crataegus wattiana Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus…

20th September

…Salix moupinense Salix moupinense Crataegus ellwangeriania ‘Fire Ball’ was a gift from Bluebell Nursery. Its fruits are now fully ripe. Enormous for a thorn tree and this one will be…

10th May

…a very unusual and interesting unfurling of its leaves. Tilia chingiana Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ has been slightly frosted. Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus chinesis with flowers almost over. Crataegus…

21st October

…‘Gumball’ (‘Gum Ball’) has a similar habit to ‘Oconee’ but perhaps not such good autumn colour. We will see. This clone was found in Tennessee. Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Gumball’ Liquidamber styraciflua…