23rd August

Olearia solandri Olearia solandri A whitened pheasant carcass in a rhododendron. pheasant carcass A nice crop of buds for next spring on Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’. Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’ Loads of…

Irish trip April 2018

…a huge tree planted in 1941. Phyllocladus trichomanoides Phyllocladus trichomanoides A young Torreya californica much like ours. Torreya californica A vast Olearia paniculata with wonderful peeling bark. Olearia paniculata Olearia

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…shit on the veranda. cow shit Acacia melanoxylon is totally hardy here. Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon </div Abies alba Abies alba Abies alba Olearia argyrophylla Olearia argyrophylla Olearia argyrophylla Another…

9th July

Olearia megalophylla Olearia pachyphylla – another new one to me. The ‘thick leaved daisy bush’ but the flowers not quite out yet. Olearia pachyphylla Puya chilensis flowers full out despite…

28th July

…with its yellow ‘pineapple’ flower – new to me. Banksia ericifolia Banksia ericifolia Olearia argophylla (musk wood) – dullish but a new species to me. Olearia argophylla Olearia megalophylla (large…

2nd August

…vast collection of this genus here. Olearia coriacea Olearia coriacea 2015 – CHW Saw the first swift here today over the pond (evening) and watched some other youngsters yesterday out…

25th July

…slow growing hedge. Olearia x oleifera ‘Waikariensis’ Olearia x oleifera ‘Waikariensis’ Olearia x oleifera ‘Waikariensis’ Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip’ – a Dutch raised dwarfish hybrid with attractive blue-green foliage and…

19th September

…profusion which one tends not to notice as the lovely green and yellow new growth appears. Olearia solandrii Olearia solandrii Olearia solandrii Saw yet another big deer just above the…

15th July

…One to propagate and add to the Burncoose catalogue. A light, compact and dense shrub planted in 2006 and now about 5-6ft tall. Olearia nummularifolia Olearia nummularifolia Olearia nummularifolia 2020…

14th April

…growth. A big tree now with a huge spread. Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ is more ‘gold’ in bud than when open! Magnolia…