13th September

…Wilson introduction doing extremely well. Picea asperata Picea asperata Picea polita (now apparently Picea torano), the tiger tail spruce from Japan, with very prickly leaves indeed. Picea polita Picea polita…

20th April

…all in flower. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ looking especially yellow today. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Still plenty of late flowers on an old (but pollarded back three to four…

24th April

…serrula Prunus serrula A 30 year old clump of Picea omorika. Picea omorika The summer house surrounded by young Japanese acers. The Summer House Picea breweriana doing well. Picea breweriana…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…californica Myrica californica Picea parviflora – no seed still in the cones. Picea parviflora Picea parviflora Picea parviflora Rossdohan House as a ruin. Rossdohan House Rossdohan House Rossdohan House Rossdohan…

3rd May

…growth. Picea smithiana Picea smithiana Picea smithiana Berberis ‘Georgii’ plastered in flowers. Berberis ‘Georgii’ Berberis ‘Georgii’ Phyllocladus glauca Phyllocladus glauca Phyllocladus glauca Gleditsia sinensis – with huge thorns to stop…

10th April

…RHS lecture tour to look at ‘unusual evergreen trees’ with eight in the audience. Picea bicolor var. acicularis (Picea alcoquiana var. acicularis) with vibrant reddish cones on a young tree….

16th June

…new growth. Picea pungens ‘Spek’ Picea pungens ‘Spek’ Picea pungens ‘Spek’ Cotoneaster confusus just going over. Cotoneaster confusus The clump of three Hypericum lancastriense has taken a cold winter hammering…

18th January

…Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Picea likiangensis is developing into a good tree. Picea likiangensis Picea likiangensis Picea likiangensis There are seven other species/varieties of bamboo in Kennel Close…

20th July

…(FMWJ 13122) with exceptional leaf colouring already. Nyssa sinensis Nyssa sinensis Fruit catkins colouring up on Carpinus japonica. Carpinus japonica Picea brachytyla, the Sargent spruce, with excellent new growth. Picea

15th January

…wind when in full leaf. Tilia mexicana Picea morrisonicola – a rare and graceful spruce from Taiwan. Mount Morrison spruce. Picea morrisonicola Picea morrisonicola Cedrus libani Cedrus libani Cedrus libani…