8th April

…‘Katherine’ Malus ‘Katherine’ Then some exhibits from the International Camellia Society. Camellia japonica ‘Aitonia’ Camellia japonica ‘Aitonia’ Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ Camellia japonica ‘Sacco Vera’ Camellia japonica ‘Sacco…

15th February

…The foliage has a slightly silvery hue on the underside of the leaves Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Sorbus hedlundii still has three huge yellow berries on it. A…

Irish trip April 2018

…‘Spiralis’ – one of the finest record trees I have ever seen. Cryptomeria japonica Cryptomeria japonica Cryptomeria japonica Cryptomeria japonica Osmanthus serrulata in flower was a new one to me…

16th March

japonica Carpinus japonica Three new camellias to admire (and then propagate):-Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free…

26th August

…I thought was a Persea japonica tree flowering away as a Schima. On closer inspection this 15ft tree is labelled as P. japonica (twice) which is clearly incorrect.Schima species are…

1st January

japonica Sorbus japonica Sorbus japonica Carpinus japonica still holds some leaves which have rolled up into spirals. From a distance they look like catkins. An attractive feature. Carpinus japonica Carpinus…

1st December

…Still not quite full out. Flowers a delicate gentle yellow and pendulous not upright. Mahonia japonica Mahonia japonica Mahonia japonica Mahonia japonica First flower out on Vinca major growing under…

25th June

japonica ‘Pink Chimes’ Styrax japonica ‘Pink Chimes’ Styrax japonica ‘Pink Chimes’ 1990 – FJW Rosa filipes ‘Kiftsgate’ by Front Gate – excellent. 1989 – FJW Styrax japonica out as well…

4th February

…‘Adeyaka’ in what is perhaps its second flowering is a standout red. Camellia japonica ‘Adeyaka’ Camellia japonica ‘Adeyaka’ Camellia japonica ‘Adeyaka’ Camellia japonica ‘Italiana Vera’: also with its first or…

4th January

…thrive. Massive rabbit damage year on year to the stems and trunks but still they prosper. Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica A rather stunted and poor Schefflera…