16th June

…Aesculus californica Aesculus californica Aesculus californica A third Carrieria calycina in the Isla Rose area. Leaves similar to the one in Kennel Close but not the original and older one….

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

californica Myrica californica Picea parviflora – no seed still in the cones. Picea parviflora Picea parviflora Picea parviflora Rossdohan House as a ruin. Rossdohan House Rossdohan House Rossdohan House Rossdohan…

25th November

…still pretty dry today. Umbellularia californica Umbellularia californica 2017 – CHW It is amazing how a blue hydrangea can turn and fade into such extraordinary dark colour. Mainly dark red…

4th September

californica also has a few smallish seed pods as it did last year. For Asia to observe and collect when ripe. Aesculus californica Aesculus californica Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ with…

Irish trip April 2018

…a huge tree planted in 1941. Phyllocladus trichomanoides Phyllocladus trichomanoides A young Torreya californica much like ours. Torreya californica A vast Olearia paniculata with wonderful peeling bark. Olearia paniculata Olearia…

8th July

…was more shelter. Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Aristolochia californica (Californian Dutchman’s pipe) is shooting well from the base but most of it, growing through another plant, is well…

6th June

…today but nothing much new with two exceptions. Umbellularia californica Growing well, but incorrectly in full shade, I find Umbellularia californica. You get more than a headache if you crush…

5th September

…Torreya nuncifera Torreya nuncifera Torreya nuncifera Above it again is labelled Torreya taxifolia which Hilliers say is rare in cultivation. It is said to be very like Torreya californica (California…

4th August

…died and vigorous new suckers have appeared in the border. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ I was right! It is an aristolochia called Aristolochia californica. Aristolochia californica A nice…