7th March

…picture of these two. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ and Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ Rhododendron ‘Ginny Gee’ just coming out in the Rockery. ‘Wee Bee’ nowhere near out yet. Rhododendron ‘Ginny Gee’…

8th April

…buyers in the camellia product some five years ago but it proved impossible to provide week on week the consistency of product in a limited range of named varieties and…

9th May

…dieback and scorched early new growth. Quercus moorii Quercus moorii 2019 – CHW I had been hunting Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ for some weeks and finally found it well up the…

4th June

…‘Emiel’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ is looking good on the drive but not as good as ‘Daphne’. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Enkianthus hirtinervus is just out, much later into…

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…

29th April

…Camellia saluenensis Prunus ‘Jo-Nioi’ nearly over after only a week. Prunus ‘Jo-Nioi’ A young Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ with flowers. Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ A similar young plant of Magnolia ‘Green Bee’….

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…