April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…inlet. Another inlet Another inlet Cyathea dealbata growing away and little frost damage. Cyathea dealbata Cyathea dealbata Cyathea dealbata Another landing point. Another landing point Acacia melanoxylon is a huge…

18th February

…was closed in Frogpool. Acacia dealbata Acacia dealbata Acacia dealbata Another holly which I had hoped might be the true Ilex dipyrena but, so defoliated is this plant, that I…

17th June

…Dove’ Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ Magnolia globosa nearly out and as late as last year. Magnolia globosa A young Magnolia dealbata with its very first flower. The older plant was out…

11th June

…enjoyed. Magnolia dealbata Magnolia dealbata Staphylea colchica has formed its bladders quickly in the hot weather. I do not remember ever seeing them like this in early June. Staphylea colchica…

12th June

…flowers and most have already gone over. Magnolia dealbata Rhododendron Tally Ho Group looking splendid below the oldest M. dealbata. I had not noticed it before. Rhododendron Tally Ho Group…

8th August

…seeds. They hang down in tassels like sophora seeds. Acacia dealbata Acacia dealbata One of those big leaved hebes that grow badly in wet Cornwall is doing well here in…

26th February

…two at Caerhays and have seen the odd flower but nothing as fine as this. The same stable and vintage as Magnolia ‘Genie’. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ 2015 – CHW ACACIA dealbata

22nd February

dealbata and Picea breweriana offsetting each other superbly. Acacia dealbata and Picea breweriana The tree fern valley had grown and developed considerably in 10 years. tree fern valley tree fern…

16th December

…on a young Magnolia dealbata. Magnolia dealbata Flower buds emerging from Fatsia polycarpa which will be out soon. Fatsia polycarpa The leafless Oreopanax incisus which also suffered from the drought…

6th June

…photograph at Ventnor. Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii A young Magnolia dealbata with its first flowers (the mature plant has flowered for about 10 years). They last…