5th April

…utilis ssp. albosinensis Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis Betula pendula ssp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’. The catkins have individual flowers with red centres. Catkins…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Hydrangeas

…remains a mystery which was not revealed during our tour. The late flowering Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta ‘Titania’. Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta ‘Titania’ Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta ‘Titania’ Hydrangea aspera…

6th May

…‘Jermyns’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Jermyns’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Jermyns’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ An…

8th April

…nervosa – young plantings. Mahonia nervosa Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Greyswood Ghost’ with bark and catkins. Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Greyswood Ghost’ Betula utilis var jacquemontii ‘Greyswood Ghost’ The unknown…

13th July

…exceptional ‘snake-bark’ stem. Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Silver Cardinal’ The Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii circles were growing well. Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii Betula utilis ssp. jacquemontii

6th March

…albosinensis Betula pendula ssp. populifolis Betula x caerulea Betula pendula ssp. szechuanica Betula cordifolia Betula mandschurica Betula utilis ssp. utilis Betula ‘Greyswood Hill’ (a Betula ermanii clone) Betula ‘Greyswood Ghost’…

15th March

…Rhododendron arboreum ssp. zaylanicum (?) Rhododendron arboreum ssp. zaylanicum (?) Rhododendron arboreum ssp. zaylanicum (?) Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ in the Isla Rose Plantation – scent overpowering! Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ Magnolia…

4th May

…Rose du Barri – 1935) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron loderi ‘Fairy Queen’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp. fortunei) Rhododendron loderi ‘Patience’ (griffithianum x fortunei ssp.

20th April

…Tilia tomentosa ‘Brabant’ Tilia tomentosa ‘Brabant’ Tilia tomentosa ‘Brabant’ Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Inverleith’ is developing good bark. Planted 2010. Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Inverleith’ Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Inverleith’…

15th January

…was unexpected. Crataegus aestivalis Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Inverleith’ with a developing and colourful trunk. Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Inverleith’ Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Inverleith’ Sorbus japonica still covered in…