29th April

…Quarry. Bluebells Illicium majus is making a fair tree. Good new growth. Illicium majus Illicium majus Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ coming out a bit more. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis

19th April

…Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ now living up to its name. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ just coming out. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Camellia reticulata ‘Miss…

11th May

…‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ making a good show. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Rhododendron ‘Gwilt King’ just out. Normally a certainty for the Chelsea stand…

10th May

…wood but nothing like as good as the label which sold it to us originally. Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’ Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’ A clump of Lonicera japonica growing on…

25th April

…Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ still has a few decent flowers. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ Here is a very fine Cercis siliquastrum flowering in a garden at Llanfair Court…

17th April

…formosanus Photinia ‘Louise’ Photinia ‘Louise’ Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Acer cappadocicum ‘Aureum’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Ceanothus ‘Puget Blue’ Ceanothus ‘Puget Blue’ Two camellias still with decent…

Irish trip April 2018

…betulus Forsythia at its best. Forsythia Forsythia Seed pods still holding on Cercis siliquestrum but the seeds have long shed. Cercis siliquestrum A three and a half hour crossing in…

30th April

…‘Matterhorn’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Drama Girl’ ‘Drama Girl’ reticulata ‘White Form’ reticulata ‘White Form’ Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ with its first flowers two years on from planting. Mostly the…

6th October

…also nearly out. Callicarpa dichotoma Nice autumn colour developing on Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ in the Isla Rose Plantation. Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ I attach a list of the ilex species collected…

12th October

Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ has a crop of flowers. It was covered in flowers in the spring so I am unsure whether this is secondary flowering or whether the plant has…