5th August

…a 10-12ft small tree. Pseudopanax crassifolius Pseudopanax crassifolius Pseudopanax laetus 12-15ft in height. Pseudopanax laetus Pseudopanax laetus The disease killing mature clumps of Cordyline australis which we see a lot…

31st December

Pseudopanax laetus Pseudopanax laetus Pseudopanax laetus Pseudopanax laetus 2018 – CHW First odd flowers on Camellia ‘Adelina Patti’. High up on the bush are two flowers of which one is…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…apparently. lichen lichen This, unbelievably, is Pseudopanax ferox in maturity with its mature trifoliate leaves. It has seeded itself here and there 100 to 200 yards away. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax

8th December

…year old Pseudopanax ferox. Looking in the latest RHS ‘Plantsman’ magazine they feature the bark of Pinus bungeana which has an equally attractive and not dissimilar patterning. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax

12th December

…New Zealand acers A fine crop of Pseudopanax ferox and Pseudopanax crassifolius from liners. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax crassifolius Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ looking rather nice in the sun. Camellia ‘Mary…

11th February

…in the snow. The flower buds and seed heads look much the same. Pseudopanax laetus Pseudopanax laetus A quite well grown Ilex yunnanensis behind the pond. Totally un-holly-like leaves. Ilex…

17th February

…The paperwork and certification cost around £360. So much for the ‘free trade’ deal but at least there were no tariffs. Pseudopanax Pseudopanax In the cold the specimen cycads have…

15th February

…the gale. big leafed rhodos big leafed rhodos big leafed rhodos Pseudopanax ferox at 12-14ft. Attractive bark. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax ferox New growth appearing on a defoliated Embothrium despite the…

31st October

…garden near Barnstaple and this plant was out. Similar purple-black ivy-like seedpods replace the flowers. The flower heads look much like the seed heads in reality. Pseudopanax laetus Pseudopanax laetus…

3rd November

…ago and it does not look that out of place today. A New Zealander by an ancient white camellia and under a Chinese maple. Pseudopanax laetus Pseudopanax laetus 2015 –…