23rd May

…castanifolia when looking at the spiny acorns cups last autumn. Quercus affinis This is labelled Quercus monimotricha (90-0250) but Tom believed it was not. Quercus monimotricha Quercus monimotricha Quercus monimotricha…

23rd March

…‘Midwinter Fire’ Roses trained up a metal Harrod Horticultural support. Roses trained up Quercus alnifolia with some leaves intact. Quercus alnifolia Quercus alnifolia Quercus alnifolia Pieris very fine. Pieris Betula…

15th October

…parvifolia with its first berries. Photinia parvifolia Schinus molle growing on well. Schinus molle Quercus franchetii with secondary new growth and an interesting trunk. Quercus franchetii Quercus franchetii Quercus franchetii…

17th May

…Aesculus sylvatica Aesculus sylvatica The rare Quercus hypoxantha with new leaves and catkin flowers. A gift from Thomas Methuen-Campbell. Quercus hypoxantha Quercus hypoxantha Aesculus glabra now just out. Few flowers…

12th January

…Planted 2009. Quercus morii Quercus stenophylloides also has interesting bark. 2008 planted and evergreen. Quercus stenophylloides Quercus stenophylloides Quercus stenophylloides This appears to be Lithocarpus corneus (CMBS 640-2003-1122) and also…

17th April

…cones still standing. Abies homolepis Abies homolepis Good splitting bark on Quercus frainetto planted in 2010. Quercus frainetto Smooth bark on a similarly aged Quercus palustris. Quercus palustris A young…

2nd June

…growing. Quercus crassifolia Quercus crassifolia Quercus crassifolia Quercus crassifolia Pterostyrax psilophyllus in flower. Its leaves have three lobes and this used to be called Pterostyrax leveillei. Some plants of P….

4th October

…stemmed which I assume is normal? This species is not listed in ‘New Trees’. Quercus greggii Quercus greggii Quercus greggii Yet another Disanthus cercidifolius dead two years on from planting….

23rd October

…even better than a week ago. Quercus imbricaria Quercus imbricaria Quercus coccinea stunning too. Quercus coccinea Lagerstroemia indica ‘Red Emperor’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Red Emperor’ Fothergilla intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’ Fothergilla intermedia…

2nd July

…on lower branches of this huge tree. We have only very occasionally found any acorns though. Quercus cleistocarpa Quercus cleistocarpa Quercus cleistocarpa Quercus cleistocarpa The trunk on Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’…