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…

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

…One for Asia to propagate I think as this should be in the Burncoose catalogue. Did not turn a hair in ‘The Beast’ so seems hardy enough. Clethra fabri (FMW…

21st April

…scent and well worth its place. Seems hardy and quite easy to grow. Cuttings? Now renamed M cavaleriei. Michelia platypetala Michelia platypetala Michelia platypetala Michelia xanthantha (now Michelia fulva var…

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

…so good both Japonica and Wilsoni. Also Eriogynum excellent. No Auriculatum white hybrids out yet. After a long cold dry spring much rain for weeks. Tree ferns beginning to move…

6th March

…Plantation. party somewhat exhausted party somewhat exhausted The tree ferns again blasted but unbowed. tree ferns 2017 – CHW Showers and brief sunny periods. Rhododendron Golden Orieole var ‘Talavera’ is…

21st May

…obvious to all that a cock up is emerging.Bowdens used to be simply a hosta company and now they have acquired a fern business as well. Quite what ferns and…

2nd June

…a palm tree. Unknown exotic bilbergia/orchid Unknown exotic bilbergia/orchid Cyathea medullaris – one of two mature tree ferns of this species here. Cyathea medullaris The scented Rhododendron liliflora which I…