April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…towers over tree ferns. huge Eucalyptus globulus huge Eucalyptus globulus huge Eucalyptus globulus Saprophytic ferns grow on the tree trunks – perhaps a polypodium leaf? Saprophytic ferns Tree ferns abound…

30th September

…survive a hot spell next year. Tree ferns Tree ferns A flower or two on Rhododendron mucronulatum which will be out in two months anyway. A secondary flower or the…

21st April

…and difficult requiring plenty of research about plants I knew little about (eg ferns). I would now be happy to undertake a gardening quiz having gained all this extra plant…

29th September

…growing from the trunk too as it all decays. ferns have colonised this old Pinus insignis ferns have colonised this old Pinus insignis 2016 – CHW The one seed pod…

14th October

…There is a yew tree nearby and presumably a mouse or a squirrel hid the seed here. Tree ferns in the quarry Tree ferns in the quarry A Parrotia subaequalis…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…boathouse Ferns growing on tree trunk trunks – no idea how to name these. Ferns growing on tree trunk trunks Ferns growing on tree trunk trunks The tree fern grove…

6th March

…leaves of all hardy bamboos. Grows to 6ft or so. Indocalamus tesselatus Indocalamus tesselatus Chusquea culeou – ‘Foxtail Bamboo’ – let us hope it does not seed and die like…

5th July

…to be very hardy. Buddleia limitanea Buddleia limitanea Buddleia limitanea Fagus sylvatica ‘Prince George of Crete’ has the largest (and quite dark green) leaves of any beech tree I have…

27th June

…in the Burncoose catalogue. Did not turn a hair in ‘The Beast’ so seems hardy enough. Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Clethra fabri (FMW 713037) with two large multiple…

11th July

…long cold dry spring much rain for weeks. Tree ferns beginning to move but several dead. Mag nitida have mostly lost their tops and also Michelias. These and tree ferns