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

…next crop of pittosporum varieties. pittosporum Plug liners now potted on – mainly herbaceous. Plug liners Plug liners The climber growing tunnel with canes in place for the new growth….

31st March

…to work out which pittosporum species this is and I plump for Pittosporum illiciodes. Pittosporum illiciodes Pittosporum illiciodes The cold winds have knocked off every evergreen leaf from this Michelia…

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

…Nestegis cunninghamii Nestegis cunninghamii Nestegis cunninghamii Pittosporum colensoi Pittosporum colensoi Clethra faberi Clethra faberi Clethra faberi Viburnum erubescens (perhaps now called Viburnum chingii). Viburnum erubescens Viburnum erubescens Rhododendron seingkhuense (in…

11th March

…well with a 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’…

18th April

…Lithocarpus glabra Another species to reintroduce here – Rhododendron irmelies from Glendoick. Rhododendron irmelies Rhododendron irmelies Pittosporum parvilimbum with dainty yellow flowers. Hardly looks like a pittosporum. From Roundabarrow Nurseries…

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…

9th April

…– yellow flowers are wonderful with the variegated leaves. Pittosporum eugenoides ‘Variegation’ Pittosporum eugenoides ‘Variegation’ Pittosporum eugenoides ‘Variegation’ Magnolia ‘Limelight’ about to spring open. Magnolia ‘Limelight’ Symplocos dryophila coming into…

9th August

…garden. Pittosporum tenuifolium Pittosporum tenuifolium Pittosporum tenuifolium A fat fruit forming on Passiflora caerulea. It will soon go yellow. Passiflora caerulea 2016 – CHW No entry. 2015 – CHW No…