23rd May

…the water further. We did identify a mystery plant near the Engine House as Ilex verticillata (near the Windsor Ilex spinigera) which gives us a second Ilex verticillata. Tom also…

30th September

…Andrews’ 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…

23rd February

…latifolia Ilex latifolia Ilex latifolia Holly berries (Ilex aquifolium) in Forty Acres have survived the winter uneaten. Quite unusual. Holly berries (Ilex aquifolium) Holly berries (Ilex aquifolium) You should never…

11th October

…purple stems. 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…

21st October

…above the greenhouse. Well worth growing a few. Ilex latifolia Ilex latifolia Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Camelliifolia’ in a similar condition not far away. Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Camelliifolia’ Ilex x altaclerensis…

17th February

…come 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…

13th October

…in 1899. A large plant above the Aucklandii Garden. Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Wilsonii’ Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Wilsonii’ Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Wilsonii’ Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Hodginsii’ is a male form and…

24th May

…Rhododendron ‘Crosswater Belle’ The full name of this holly is Ilex cornuta ‘Burfordii’. We had got as far as Ilex cornuta and noticed the considerable lack of spines in comparison…

30th October

…also to come down. A large Ilex oak has split in half A large Ilex oak has split in half A large Ilex oak has split in half Seed heads…

14th February

…but it is easy from cuttings. The seed improve an otherwise rather dull, rare and prickly species. Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena Ilex dipyrena I photographed this spectacular but rather odd…