30th August

…as it has done its job. Slightly golden leaves and bark. Tiny but prolific flowers. Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ is living up to its name. Very…

24th July

…azalea galls from the leaf hopper insect. evergreen azalea evergreen azalea Taxis baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ with most attractive drooping young yellow new growth. Taxis baccata ‘Dovastonii Aurea’ Taxis baccata ‘Dovastonii…

14th December

a new golden yew. A new introduction for next year’s catalogue and website I guess. Taxus baccata ‘Repens Aurea’ Taxus baccata ‘Repens Aurea’ Juniperus pingii ‘Hulsdonk Yellow’ – another new…

7th May

…Camellia mathotiana ‘Alba’. Another Chelsea feature over. Camellia mathotiana ‘Alba’ 2017 – CHW Some gentle rain over the weekend but not enough!Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ glowing with its new leaves….

19th May

…Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ 2017 – CHW We arrive at the Chelsea Flower Show before midday. The stand is well on course to be ready for…

28th April

…new growth. Do echiums flower in April on Tresco? I wonder what the record height actually is? Echium pininana Echium pininana Staphylea x elegans is also a late flowerer compared…

26th February

…it. A second magnolia Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ just out. This ought to be grown more widely. Again quite early for a japonica. Camellia japonica ‘Elegans’ I said in this blog…

16th May

…a good addition to the flowering spectacle of the drive as the azaleas approach their best. Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ We looked at Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ last…

14th May

…‘Aurea Pendula’ stands out superbly now that the encroaching camellia has been cut back beside it. What a special tree. It needs some shade to avoid scorching the yellow young…