21st August

…a worry yet? Not the moth larvae disease but the other one? A first for Cornwall that I have seen if it is? Aesculus hippocastanum Aesculus hippocastanum This is the…

9th May

…also. White undersides to its leaves. Sorbus japonica Sorbus japonica Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ with its double flowers – three weeks earlier than last year. Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ Acer truncatum var….

10th May

…in bud and already scented. Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ Magnolia x wieseneri now full out. Magnolia x wieseneri Magnolia x wieseneri Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ now full out. Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus…

27th May

…new species, is rather less floriferous and paler in colour. Also a yellow flash in the trumpets. Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus woerlitzensis Double white (and sterile) flowers on Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’…

4th April

…oreodoxa var. fargesii. Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii 2018 – CHW The first Aesculus hippocastanum leaves and flowers showing. Rather later than last year? Aesculus hippocastanum Taiwania cryptomeroides is a rare…

20th August

…summer but already being attacked by grey squirrels. Hazelnuts Conkers well-formed already too (Aesculus hippocastanum) although a small crop after the drought. Conkers Conkers A well-formed trunk on Nothofagus antarctica…

12th May

…big leaf rhodods big leaf rhodods One seldom gets close enough to a flower of Aesculus hipposcastanum to see the flower properly (and compare it to Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ –…

16th March

…stellata ‘Centennial’ I thought the wind had blown the leaf open on this Fagus asplenifolia (as it had on an adjacent Aesculus hippocastanum) but when I look closely it is…

2nd September

…of moth larvae which attack Aesculus hippocastanum or is this just autumn colour? I fear the worst looking at our chestnuts generally. Aesculus wilsonii Aesculus wilsonii Sadly no seed has…