13th September

…Wilson introduction doing extremely well. Picea asperata Picea asperata Picea polita (now apparently Picea torano), the tiger tail spruce from Japan, with very prickly leaves indeed. Picea polita Picea polita…

20th April

…in flower.Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ looking especially yellow today. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Still plenty of late flowers on an old (but pollarded back three to four years ago)…

24th April

…serrula Prunus serrula A 30 year old clump of Picea omorika. Picea omorika The summer house surrounded by young Japanese acers. The Summer House Picea breweriana doing well. Picea breweriana…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…californica Myrica californica Picea parviflora – no seed still in the cones. Picea parviflora Picea parviflora Picea parviflora Rossdohan House as a ruin. Rossdohan House Rossdohan House Rossdohan House Rossdohan…

3rd May

…growth. Picea smithiana Picea smithiana Picea smithiana Berberis ‘Georgii’ plastered in flowers. Berberis ‘Georgii’ Berberis ‘Georgii’ Phyllocladus glauca Phyllocladus glauca Phyllocladus glauca Gleditsia sinensis – with huge thorns to stop…

10th April

…RHS lecture tour to look at ‘unusual evergreen trees’ with eight in the audience. Picea bicolor var. acicularis (Picea alcoquiana var. acicularis) with vibrant reddish cones on a young tree….

16th June

…a welcome addition to the catalogue. Camellia ‘Kitty’ Camellia ‘Kitty’ Camellia ‘Kitty’ Picea pungens ‘Spek’ with its fantastic light blue new growth. Picea pungens ‘Spek’ Picea pungens ‘Spek’ Picea pungens…

18th January

…Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Picea likiangensis is developing into a good tree. Picea likiangensis Picea likiangensis Picea likiangensis There are seven other species/varieties of bamboo in Kennel Close…

7th November

…Chelsea exhibit. Picea brachystyla Picea brachystyla Stewartia x henrya really is exceptional in autumn. The best of this genus for autumn colour here by far. Stewartia x henrya Stewartia x…

20th July

…with excellent new growth. Picea brachytyla Picea brachytyla Then several Crataegus species with fruits: Crataegus wattiana performing well for the first time. Crataegus wattiana Crataegus wattiana Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’…