3rd October

…When will this USA tree be big enough to flower? Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) 2004 – FJW First really wet day for a long time….

31st August

…lutea (kentuckea) Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) Another, rather dull, form of Hydrangea sargentiana from Crug flowering for the first time at Donkey Shoe. A poor replacement for the old clump which…

18th September

…kentuckea is showing its first yellow autumn colour. Always early and always one of the best displays. Cladastris kentuckea Cladastris kentuckea 2016 – CHW The new clump of Hydrangea paniculata…

19th September

…growing but excellent in the autumn. Cladastris kentuckea Cladastris kentuckea Staphylea pinnata has also turned bronze all over already and very few ‘bladders’ this year due to the hot summer….

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…bidwillii Nothofagus cunninghamii with peculiar new growth. Nothofagus cunninghamii Nothofagus cunninghamii Hakea saligna (protea family) with flower and seeds. Hakea saligna Acacia mucronatus in flower. Acacia mucronatus Acacia mucronatus Alchemilla…

13th October

…Clethra pringlei Clethra pringlei 2017 – CHW Another clump of Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ full out by Georges Hut. Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ The Cladastris kentuckea has already shed…

14th October

…flower on this plant last January. Good value! Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Cladastris kentuckea is at its best in the late afternoon sun. Amazing but early autumn colour. Cladastris kentuckea

3rd September

…Sunshine’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ 2018 – CHW The first flush of autumn colour on Cladastris kentuckea. Cladastris kentuckea The Beast damaged Rhododendron stenaulum is shooting away nicely at all…

17th September

…but very rare in cultivation. Asia needs to grab these in three to four weeks. Styrax serrulatus Styrax serrulatus Cladastris kentukea is starting to turn yellow very early as it…

2nd August

…to try to revive it and some good new shoots on the stem. Too dark and exposed a place for it really. Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida Cladastris kentuckea is always…