8th August

…wattiana Crataegus aprica still has green fruits and only a few. Crataegus aprica Crataegus combyi with fruits colouring. Crataegus combyi Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ Crataegus ellwangeriana ‘Fire Ball’ A group…

3rd August

…‘E K Balls’ Sisyrinchium ‘E K Balls’ Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Fat Domino’ – a very striking red and not insipid like some of the other knotweeds especially Persicaria bistorta ‘Superba’. Grows…

Irish trip April 2018

…and we had no idea about the wildlife park or golf course. Sadly the pretty island of Fota and its landscape have been split up. Fota House Phyllocladus trichomanoides as…

15th October

…at St Mellion golf club – KPK are awarded ‘builder of the year’. The less said about the ‘dinner’ the better! Cornwall construction industry training awards At the dinner I…

22nd April

…few aerial roots had come from the twig into the (still wet) moss ball. In another season we may have success. Our Irish friends told us that aerial layers took…

18th March

…Camellia ‘Emperor of Russia’ Camellia ‘Emperor of Russia’ Placing out the large rhododendrons from Rookery Nursery into their final planting positions. The huge root balls are carried by two people…

25th March

…red camellia Paeony form double red camellia Sorbus zahlbruckneri was actually in flower but its root ball turned out to be too loose to plant and it had to be…

12th April

…all in all a total ‘balls up’. We had put in the boards to dam up the stream in the morning and had a good pond by the time we…

19th July

…not cost nearly as much as the alternatives if BT play ball.Pterocarya fraxinifolia is developing seeds in what were long trailing catkin-like flowers. The trailing seed pods are an attractive…

21st July

…like Isoplexis as does the flower. A completely new species to me which is a shrubby plant. Digitalis sceptrum Digitalis sceptrum Sorbus zahlbruckneri with fruit. The root ball on this…