24th May

…on a newly planted Syringa wilsonii (now S. tomentella apparently). Syringa wilsonii (now S. tomentella) Syringa wilsonii (now S. tomentella) I cannot identify this elderly rhododendron which is a fine…

22nd May

…tower. Planted about 1991. Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ The incubators hatched just under 80% of the 12,000 eggs earlier this week to give us 9,562…

16th May

Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ We looked at Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ last week. This is Fagus sylvatica ‘Zlatia’ by the Four in Hand. The new yellow leaves glow…

30th April

…by the old play house. SYRINGA 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…

14th June

…yunnanensis flowering away at full strength for the first time. Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ (Korean lilac) in flower. I do not think I have ever spotted this…

1st May

…A bushy small shrub with pinnate leaves and light mauve flowers in terminal clusters. Another one to identify. Syringa species Syringa species Syringa species 2018 – CHW These are an…

4th May

Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Enkianthus cernuus reflexus is just out but you can see the bells starting to curve at the end. A small compact shrub and not…

19th June

…and this one has leaves you would not confuse with any other species (I may stand corrected!). Syringa komarowii Syringa komarowii It is called ash dieback disease for a reason….

31st May

…Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Syringa yunnanensis flowering for the first time. Bought from Glendoick. A bit like Syringa pinnata in flower? Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis A Ghent Azalea ‘Corneille’ is well…

15th August

…sessiflorus Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus 2017 – CHW A new syringa species to us flowering for the first time in August. Syringa reticulata looks much like Heptacodium miconoides but the scent…