5th August

…bignonoides Catalpa bignonoides Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ with huge seed heads. Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ Cordyline australis ‘Purpurea’ A Cordyline australis tree or two alive and well here. Cordyline…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…bark. Agathis australis Agathis australis Agathis australis Agathis australis The first view of the Italian garden. Italian garden Various views to the towering mountains nearby which we cannot really see…

25th July

…and pink stripes. Cordyline australis ‘Pink Passion’ Cordyline australis ‘Pink Passion’ Cordyline australis ‘Salsa’ with red stripes and red edging. Cordyline australis ‘Salsa’ Cordyline australis ‘Salsa’ Olearia x oleifera ‘Waikariensis’…

2nd May

…with reddish anthers. The bark on the trunk is lovely though on its own and as good as Rhododendron cubittii or Rosa roxburgii. Polylepsis australis Polylepsis australis Polylepsis australis A…

29th May

…Cordyline australis is plastered in flower but it is interesting to note the many vigorous new shoots emerging from the base which have no flowers. Cordyline australis Cordyline australis 2018…

27th December

…seen. Not that different in flower to other hoyas.Then lots of heathers looking good: Hoya australis Hoya australis Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramers Red’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramers Red’ Erica x…

13th July

…that I have ever seen. Ten to twelve feet tall with a similar spread. Iochroma australis Iochroma australis An amazing display of hollyhocks. hollyhocks hollyhocks A 150 year old apple…

1st July

…in Cornish gardens. No doubt yet another supposedly undiscovered phythopthera which will excite Defra. Cordyline australis Cordyline australis The clump had, until last summer, an ilex oak growing around it….

3rd July

…ago. No obvious reason. Polylepsis australis Polylepsis australis Hydrangea involucrata ‘Viridescens’ is full out despite the strimmer badly hurting the main stem in last summer’s grass cut. Hydrangea involucrata ‘Viridescens’…

17th June

…the US have we shown in the last fortnight – six? Rhododendron weyrichii Rhododendron weyrichii It is the time of the year for discovering dead plants. Here Polylepsis australis which…