30th September

…help with our ilex identification. Ilex verticellata Ilex verticellata Ilex verticellata Ilex verticellata 2019 – CHW A garden tour in the drizzle for a group of 10 VIP Americans who…

23rd February

…campbellii ‘Sidbury’ A young Ilex latifolia about to come into flower in Penvergate. This one is not Ilex kingiana although the two are easily confused. Ilex latifolia Ilex latifolia Ilex

8th October

…I think it is Ilex x koehneana ‘Chestnut Leaf’ as these pictures show (I hope). Ilex x koehneana ‘Chestnut Leaf’ Ilex x koehneana ‘Chestnut Leaf’ This appears to be a…

11th October

…Another good find to add to the collection. Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Hodginsii’ Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Hodginsii’ Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Hodginsii’ Roy Lancaster’s 2019 gift of an Ilex spinigera planted out…

17th February

…from a colder location as it is untouched by last week’s Beast. Ilex mutchagara Ilex mutchagara Ilex mutchagara Ilex mutchagara Ilex mutchagara Ilex mutchagara Flowers on a Rhododendron arboreum hybrid….

14th February

…The seed improve an otherwise rather dull, rare and prickly species. Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena I photographed this spectacular but rather odd rhododendron hybrid in flower last year….

24th May

…going and does not like cold east winds at all! Rhododendron ‘Crosswater Belle’ The full name of this holly is Ilex cornuta ‘Burfordii’. We had got as far as Ilex

21st October

…The odd secondary flower on a young Rhododendron crassum. Unusual! Rhododendron crassum Ilex latifolia laden with seeds above the greenhouse. Well worth growing a few. Ilex latifolia Ilex latifolia Ilex

6th April

…and Frankie to drive it. across the car park across the car park 2021 – CHW Ilex centrochinensis (or possibly Ilex corallina) in flower which I have not noticed before….

8th February

…are almost rectangular with five spines. Unusual. Now about 8ft tall. Planted 2011. Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta Also out properly, but rather wind battered, is Magnolia campbellii alba…