31st May

…small tree and fully evergreen. Pittosporum adaphnephylloides? I have missed the flowers on Pittosporum bicolor but the new growth is anything but pittosporum-like. Pittosporum bicolor Pittosporum bicolor I had always…

12th March

…May. shrub liners shrub liners The next crop of pittosporum varieties. pittosporum Plug liners now potted on – mainly herbaceous. Plug liners Plug liners The climber growing tunnel with canes…

31st March

…to this sort of food waste and profiteering by the supermarkets. Tesco Plums! I have been trying to work out which pittosporum species this is and I plump for Pittosporum

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…to look at seals. We arrive Pittosporum eugenoides in flower. It is rather better than you might imagine for a pittosporum. Pittosporum eugenoides Pittosporum eugenoides A huge Agathis australis which…

22nd April

…with trailing stems. Primnopitys ferrugineus Primnopitys ferrugineus Pseudopanax ‘Chainsaw’ Pseudopanax ‘Chainsaw’ Pseudopanax ‘Chainsaw’ Nestegis cunninghamii Nestegis cunninghamii Nestegis cunninghamii Pittosporum colensoi Pittosporum colensoi Clethra faberi Clethra faberi Clethra faberi Viburnum…

11th March

…little leaf yellowing over winter. Schefflera delavayi Schefflera delavayi Pittosporum dallii – looks more like a pseudopanax. Pittosporum dallii Pittosporum dallii Pittosporum dallii Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’ would make an…

18th April

pittosporum. From Roundabarrow Nurseries this year. Pittosporum parvilimbum Pittosporum parvilimbum Ribes longiracemosa in flower. A new species to me and exactly as its name implies. Vigorous new growth like Viburnum…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…lives in the bothy which is also gloriously derelict as you will see. Pittosporum bicolor in flower. Pittosporum bicolor Pittosporum bicolor Pittosporum bicolor Myrica californica – a rare evergreen. Myrica…

16th March

…colour fades. Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Pittosporum tobira ‘Nana’ and Pittosporum tobira ‘Variegata’ growing side by side. Pittosporum tobira ‘Nana’ and Pittosporum tobira ‘Variegata’ The…

9th April

…Awe’ Rhododendron ‘Loch Awe’ Pittosporum eugenoides ‘Variegation’ – yellow flowers are wonderful with the variegated leaves. Pittosporum eugenoides ‘Variegation’ Pittosporum eugenoides ‘Variegation’ Pittosporum eugenoides ‘Variegation’ Magnolia ‘Limelight’ about to spring…