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…

21st April

…175 odd were by far the most lengthy to write and difficult requiring plenty of research about plants I knew little about (eg ferns). I would now be happy to…

14th October

…the last dry summer. 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…

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…

29th September

…decays. ferns have colonised this old Pinus insignis ferns have colonised this old Pinus insignis 2016 – CHW The one seed pod on the Magnolia officinalis var biloba is maturing…

27th June

…think as this should be 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…

5th July

…This species has a much more compact habit and even more bluish leaves. Planted 2017 and a gift from Peter Moore. Said to be very hardy. Fagus sylvatica ‘Prince George…

1st April

…watermeadows yesterday and heard a skylark on Tuesday. Spring is here! 2015 – CHW Specimen tree ferns planted Planting of the new fernery goes well in Cheshire despite a strong…

11th July

…excellent. No Auriculatum white hybrids out yet. After a long cold dry spring much rain for weeks. Tree ferns beginning to move but several dead. Mag nitida have mostly lost…

21st May

…to be simply a hosta company and now they have acquired a fern business as well. Quite what ferns and hostas have to do with the orient express is anyone’s…