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

…the very dry summer? The ground is still pretty dry today. Umbellularia californica Umbellularia californica 2017 – CHW It is amazing how a blue hydrangea can turn and fade into…

4th September

californica Aesculus californica Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ with just a few fruits. The only one of our six new Crataegus species to fruit this year. Same reason as the magnolias!…

4th July

…serrata ‘Bluebird’ 2015 – CHW SOLANUM crispum ‘Glasnevin’ Next door is a rather fine plant of Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ which Burncoose supplied. The garden had a makeover some 10 years…

23rd July

…still looking good. Phlox ‘White Admiral’ Trachelospermum jasminoides has covered the fence and is full out. Trachelospermum jasminoides Trachelospermum jasminoides Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ is similar. Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ Rhaphiolepsis umbellata…

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

…major Also dead where the wind got it is Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’. Alive however where there was more shelter. Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Aristolochia californica (Californian Dutchman’s pipe)…

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

…Hilliers say is rare in cultivation. It is said to be very like Torreya californica (California nutmeg) but with smaller leaves. This plant has however noticeably bigger spine tipped leaves…