23rd February

…Quite unusual. Holly berries (Ilex aquifolium) Holly berries (Ilex aquifolium) You should never leave an old tree when you make a clearing. Here on one of the three islands on…

30th July

…procreation. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium Then a sad progress of dead rhododendrons. This is even Rhododendron ponticum dying in the drought. dead rhododendrons Far worse casualties of nice species here…

9th March

…& Azara microphylla Camellia ‘Brigadoon’ First Prize While cutting for the show Jaimie spotted Mahonia aquifolium just coming out. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium The Cornwall Red Squirrel Project fundraising dinner…

6th February

…just coming and still good red autumn tints on the leaves. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium Ribes laurifolium full out already. Ribes laurifolium Ribes laurifolium The new pallet packing shed is…

15th December

…present. One exception has been Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ which the reference books say is not a great one for berrying up. Our plant below Tin Garden is looking…

Irish trip April 2018

…yellow berry despite the time of the year. The best show of this I have ever seen. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Schefflera frangipanensis seedlings from various Vietnamese collecting…

13th September

…in flower. Exceptional colour on some old leaves of Mahonia aquifolium. Mahonia aquifolium Ligustrum quihoui still with a few flowers left. Ligustrum quihoui Cordyline ‘Southern Splendour’ shows up well at…

21st February

…photograph. This is a nearby seedling and not true. Rhododendron arboreum subsp delavayi Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ with yellow berries on Sinogrande Walk. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just…