16th May

…in autumn unless the pheasants get at them first. SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Primrose’ SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ – I do not really like common (vulgaris) lilacs because they remind…

22nd May

…Sadly the plant is nearly dead below the tower. Planted about 1991. Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ The incubators hatched just under 80% of the 12,000…

24th May

…S. tomentella apparently). Syringa wilsonii (now S. tomentella) Syringa wilsonii (now S. tomentella) I cannot identify this elderly rhododendron which is a fine show tucked away behind Georges Hut. Unknown…

30th April

…pinnata SYRINGA pinnata Three Syringa pinnata full out outside the front gate. I first saw this very unlilac-like syringa at Altamont Garden in south Ireland 10 years ago and had…

1st May

…to identify. Syringa species Syringa species Syringa species 2018 – CHW These are an assortment of my father’s rhododendron hybrids. All are nice enough but nothing is outstanding or different…

4th May

…off in the sun but the scent is good. Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Enkianthus cernuus reflexus is just out but you can see the bells…

31st May

…first time. Bought from Glendoick. A bit like Syringa pinnata in flower? Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis A Ghent Azalea ‘Corneille’ is well out in Kennel Close. The others are either…

12th November

…the grafted plant which is doing well. Syringa pinnata Syringa pinnata The buds on Camellia x williamsii ‘J C Williams’ will be showing colour in a few more days of…

15th August

…Quite bizarre really. Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus 2017 – CHW A new syringa species to us flowering for the first time in August. Syringa reticulata looks much like…

8th June

…tulipifera Liriodendron tulipifera Syringa prestoniae ‘Minuet’ just open. Very pretty. Syringa prestoniae ‘Minuet’ Syringa prestoniae ‘Minuet’ Two other very late flowering ‘American’ (see earlier description) deciduous azaleas by the Trevanion…