29th March

…Dancer’ Clematis alpina ‘Blue Dancer’ Clematis alpina ‘Francis Rivis’ just coming out which is much darker in colour. Clematis alpina ‘Francis Rivis’ Clematis alpina ‘Francis Rivis’ Picea abies ‘Rydal’ with…

18th December

…macrophylla Schefflera alpina has seeds like ivy berries in similar clusters. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina Some schefflera species flowered in late summer and some in mid…

6th April

…hidden away in a glade but doing quite well. Does not look that ‘alpina’ to me! Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina FJW’s cross of Rhododendron moorii x Rhododendron euchates just out…

3rd November

…are very different and much larger. Again I missed the flowers despite looking through the summer. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina I suspect a cold winter will put paid to the…

16th July

…already 12ft tall. The new growth is oddly ‘umbrella-like’ and more attractive than I had thought. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina 2015 – CHW So another hunt for some more unusual…

6th July

…yet but there was last year. The side shoots have emerged as the plant now has more light following the pollarding of a nearby yew. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina The…

7th July

…brown or nearly black new growth. I have never seen this before. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina Another dead mature magnolia! This time Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’. No obvious cause. Magnolia…

27th August

…different in colour to S. pauciflora. Schefflera alpina Schefflera alpina An elderly Rhododendron hookeri with attractive peeling bark which I had not taken in before. There are hairs on the…

17th April

…have stayed at work. Nicely in flower today were some newer additions to the website and an old favourite or two as well: Clematis alpina ‘Broughton Bride’ Clematis alpina ‘Broughton…

8th April

…and a great mass of rhodo’s with very pleasant light for things like the Augustinii’s. 1914 – JCW Daffs are near their best. Clematis alpina is lovely. Mrs Butler x…