14th April

…the new growth. A big tree now with a huge spread. Olearia solandriAurea’ Olearia solandriAurea’ Olearia solandriAurea’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ is more ‘gold’ in bud than when…

23rd August

…Olearia solandri Olearia solandri A whitened pheasant carcass in a rhododendron. pheasant carcass A nice crop of buds for next spring on Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’. Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’ Loads of…

30th August

…planting. It will soon be time to remove it as it has done its job. Slightly golden leaves and bark. Tiny but prolific flowers. Olearia solandriAurea’ Olearia solandriAurea’…

Irish trip April 2018

…sylvestris ‘Aurea’ Pinus sylvestris ‘Aurea’ Pinus parvifolius ‘Negishi’ was likewise. Pinus parvifolius ‘Negishi’ Pinus parvifolius ‘Negishi’ The front of Fota House run by a trust. The arboretum is state run…

6th March

…– golden yellow canes striped with bright green in the groove. Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’ Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’ Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’ Growing high up on this bank, in time, the canes…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…walled garden. Burncoose stocked this once and should do so again. Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurea’ Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurea’ Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurea’ Ambrose restored this greenhouse but it is a wreck again…

13th July

…finds a pure green shoot or two and quickly cuts them out while Myrna feeds the many fish in the nearby pond. Hakonechloa macra ‘Albo-aurea’ Hakonechloa macra ‘Albo-aurea’ Hakonechloa macra…

28th January

…balearica Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica and Olearia solandri growing together. Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica and Olearia solandri Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica and Olearia solandri Further foliage frost damage on the…

25th January

…totara ‘Aurea’ stands out proud today in the afternoon light. Podocarpus totara ‘Aurea’ Podocarpus totara ‘Aurea’ Fruits still aplenty on Malus x micromalus. They have been here since leaf drop…

24th January

…this bulging multi stemmed ‘feathery’ small tree. Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Aurea’ Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans Aurea’ Three snakebark maple stems in the late January sun. All planted in 2007. Acer rufinerve?…