18th February

…from sawn off lower branches but never as much energy as this being wasted. Abies grandis Abies grandis 2020 – CHW Magnolia ‘Mount Pironga’ is flowering properly on the drive…

15th January

…brevifolia Abies pinsapo developing nicely. Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Abies pinsapo Tilia mexicana has a drooping habit and frequently has branches split off in the wind when in full leaf….

22nd February

…has now felled all the abies by Donkey Shoe but managed to badly scrape the replacement tree Ross has now felled all the abies by Donkey Shoe but managed to…

15th November

…new growth needles to its older ones. A big tree which might well go in as a replacement in Donkey Shoe. Abies firma Abies firma Micocachrys tetragona, a rare conifer…

29th March

…I missed last year. Picea abies ‘Rydal’ Picea abies ‘Rydal’ Frost damage to callistemon. Just the tops which now need pruning out. The remainder of the plants are fine and…

30th May

…fine set of blue cones this year. Abies koreana Abies koreana Magnolia obovata has a flower at the top of the tree. Magnolia obovata Rhododendron ‘Loch Levan’ – a new…

29th September

…sign of the cones being ripe yet on any of the other Abies species. Abies koreana Cotoneaster x watereri ‘Pink Champagne’ now has many more yellow fruits this year than…

6th June

…Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax hookeri is much sparser in flower and only just now coming out. Styrax hookeri Abies delavayi covered in blue cones. As good as Abies pinsapo….

24th May

…a (hopefully) receptive female seed cone. Abies delavayi Abies delavayi Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ just coming into flower although we do not, as yet, see any pink! An attractive and unusual…

30th November

…be cut out soon but I had forgotten my secateurs. Abies fraseri Abies fraseri 2017 – CHW Three different named forms of Magnolia grandiflora all with buds still to open….