15th January

…wind when in full leaf. Tilia mexicana Picea morrisonicola – a rare and graceful spruce from Taiwan. Mount Morrison spruce. Picea morrisonicola Picea morrisonicola Cedrus libani Cedrus libani Cedrus libani…

29th March

…abies ‘Rydal’ with its amazing reddish new growth which I missed last year. Picea abies ‘Rydal’ Picea abies ‘Rydal’ Frost damage to callistemon. Just the tops which now need pruning…

4th June

…and awkward tree to get going which needs careful staking initially. A variable plant if grown from seed but this is a good form. Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Rhododendron ‘Rubicon’…

3rd June

…on Fagus longipetiolata. Fagus longipetiolata Fagus longipetiolata Gorgeous yellow new growth on Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ The best young plant with a proper set of…

Irish trip April 2018

…paniculata A huge Picea sitchinensis (Sitka Spruce) with wonderful bark. One seldom sees this conifer in maturity like this as it is usually cropped for timber. Picea sitchinensis An equally…

8th July

…japonica ‘Sekkansugi’ and Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’ Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkansugi’ and Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’ Picea pungens ‘Kloster’ and Sciadopitys verticillata Picea pungens ‘Kloster’ and Sciadopitys verticillata Wollemia nobilis and…

24th December

…saw at The Savill Garden. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ which is dwarf growing and colours up well in cold. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Nearby is Podocarpus totara ‘Aurea’ which I fear these…

25th December

…‘Narumigata’ A vase of camellias in the hall. vase of camellias The Picea omorika branch now fully decorated. Picea omorika The Christmas arrangements outside the front door 2019. Christmas arrangement…

4th April

…Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Ghost’ Picea schrenkiana purchased from Mallet Court. Picea schrenkiana Another new ilex species for the collection – Ilex colchica. Ilex colchica I have nearly missed the…

14th November

…with plentiful berries. Photinia niitakayamensis The fruits on Cornus capitata are nearly ripe. Cornus capitata They contrast well with the group of Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ below. Picea glauca ‘Piccolo’ Brilliant…