13th April

…‘Mount Tamboritha’ nicely out. Grevillea lonigera ‘Mount Tamboritha’ Cardiocrinum giganteum shooting away nicely after the cold. Cardiocrinum giganteum A few cardiocrinum plants are producing flowering spikes. These have been put…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…red. Rhododendron ‘Queen of Hearts’ Ipheion naturalised in grass and very effective. Ipheion Ipheion Mount Congreve House now empty but soon to house a restaurant and exhibition halls. Mount Congreve…

5th March

…Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ 2015 – CHW Magnolia ‘Strybing White’ Following a visit to Mount Congreve gardens in Eire in 2005 we were sent three scions of the…

18th February

…for the first time. This is a new New Zealand hybrid which is performing well. Not yet in the Burncoose catalogue but will be soon. Magnolia ‘Mount Pironga’ Magnolia ‘Mount

27th February

…suspect but very nice none the less. Magnolia ‘Mount Pironga’ Magnolia ‘Mount Pironga’ Further on another Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ seedling which is flowering much more prolifically than ever before. It is…

22nd September

…‘Mount Aso’ with its new buds showing already. This is a male form which will have silky pinkish-red catkins. Planted by the old dog kennels. Salix gracilistyla ‘Mount Aso’ Salix…

19th April

…Overnight at Ballyvolane House and onwards to Mount Congreve. Mount Congreve House Ballyvolane House 2017 – CHW Magnolia ‘Sunray’ is fairly unexceptional with three flowers and a few more to…

24th February

…zenii ‘Pink Parchment’ Magnolia ‘Charles Raffil’ with two flowers so far out. Magnolia ‘Charles Raffil’ Magnolia ‘Mount Pironga’ from New Zealand about to burst. Magnolia ‘Mount Pironga’ Again this bizarre…

13th November

…yellow form originally a scion from Mount Congreve is in full leaf and looking very well two years from planting. Magnolia campbellii yellow form Jaimie told me that Camellia x…

10th June

…St Michaels Mount. Fuchsia exorticata still full out on the top wall. Fuchsia exorticata From Crûg an Ilex perado subsp. azorica (BSWJ 12526). In leaf form some way between Ilex…