3rd May

…a grove of 20 handkerchief trees. All in flower today. Planted after the 1987 hurricane. Davidia involucrata ‘Nymans Sentinel’ Davidia involucrata ‘Nymans Sentinel’ Carya cordiformis with old fruits from last…

18th April

…the Exochorda). Lonicera involucrata Lonicera involucrata Lonicera involucrata 2020 – CHW I suppose part of all the aggression shown towards the government by the media may be somewhat driven by…

2nd May

…(unusually for a Davidia) flowers at a very young age. This plant was 6-8ft tall with 20 to 25 handkerchiefs. Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ At…

17th July

involucrata just coming out. Nothing startling as yet. Hydrangea aspera ‘Kawakamii’ x Hydrangea involucrata Hydrangea aspera ‘Kawakamii’ x Hydrangea involucrata The agapanthus are just out – a wonderful plant. agapanthus…

4th July

…rare-ish variety. Hydrangea involucrata ‘Viridescens’ Hydrangea involucrata ‘Viridescens’ Hydrangea ‘Fireworks Blue’ is just coming out ahead of the pink and white forms. There have been many supposedly ‘new’ hydrangeas in…

Irish trip April 2018

…‘J C Williams’ Mistletoe in Davidia involucrata. Not seen this before! Both look content. Mistletoe in Davidia involucrata The date plate at Llanfair. date plate Carpinus betulus in flower Carpinus…

3rd December

…and a lot of effort. leaf clearance on the drive A few seeds for the first time that we have noticed high up on the 40 year old Davidia involucrata

13th July

…The only self-sown Davidia seedlings I have ever seen under a mature Davidia involucrata. Davidia involucrata The front of Northcourt Manor – 1615 is the date above the door. Northcourt…

1st July

…gates. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Another (third) good plant of Acer sikkimense (WWJ 11613). Acer sikkimense Hydrangea aspera kawakamii x involucrata only just alive after the cold east winds (just…

3rd July

…garden we saw three weeks 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…