April 2024 Ireland Trip (Day 2)

…200 year old (grafted) weeping beech. (Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula’) The amazing 200 year old (grafted) weeping beech. (Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula’) The amazing 200 year old (grafted) weeping beech. (Fagus sylvatica…

2nd May

…Rose Plantation. Ribes longiracemosa Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is another good one. Nearly as good as ‘Lois’ and ‘Daphne’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ 2017 – CHW The first cut of Kennel Close…

12th April

…Salix magnifica Salix magnifica Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Populus purdomii Populus purdomii Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ – just one flower out. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Tilia amurensis Tilia amurensis Could not resist…

9th April

…Euonymus lucidus. Euonymus lucidus Another fallen beech tree cleared up in the Rookery. The trunk is inside the laurel hedge so can rot away on its own. fallen beech tree…

1st May

…new growth emerges! Cotoneaster glabratus Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ nearly out but flowering only at the very top of the tree. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ 2022 – CHW First of May today…

14th March

…from Seamus O’Brien email from Seamus O’Brien email from Seamus O’Brien A quick walk through the Rockery today. Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ just out in Rookery. Rhododendron ‘Wee Bee’ John Bond’s…

23rd April

…morrisonicola with many male flowers and just a few female cones at the very top of the small tree. Picea morrisonicola Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is better than ‘Olivia’ I think…

29th April

…Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ Magnolia acuminata var subcordata ‘Miss Honeybee’ is hardly showing as yet. Rain urgently needed. Magnolia acuminata var subcordata ‘Miss Honeybee’ Magnolia acuminata…

7th July

…has just been picked. Roses good yet , have been very good. Rhodo’s have grown well. One or two Lapagerias open. Maddeni nearly over. Cinnabarinum a few flowers left, Keysii…

9th June

…empty and third rate flower show. A cider competition and a bee area but only about five or six nursery exhibits. LGM apparently £650. At Chelsea a gold medal only…