19th May

…Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ 2017 – CHW We arrive at the Chelsea Flower Show before midday. The stand is well on course to be ready for…

24th December

…Nearby is Podocarpus totara ‘Aurea’ which I fear these pictures do not do justice to. A very visible yellow in the clearing above the greenhouse. Podocarpus totara ‘Aurea’ Podocarpus totara…

13th August

…scabious nearby. Knautia arvensis Moth on greater knapweed. A different seed head to our Centaurea nigra. This is Centaurea scabiosa with brown hairs surrounding the scales on the seedpod. Centaurea

13th June

…Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Beautiful foliage on Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’. Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ Hydrangea sargentiana ‘Goldrush’ now with flower buds appearing and the inevitable slug damage sargentiana…

21st January

…on one of the three islands is Phyllostachys aurea. Other bamboo species planted on the islands could not take the wind. Phyllostachys aurea This gives us a collection of around…

16th May

…as the azaleas approach their best. Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ We looked at Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ last week. This is Fagus sylvatica ‘Zlatia’ by the Four in…

15th November

…Jaimie’s magnolia crosses with seed safely gathered up for sowing in the spring. seed Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ (‘Shizuka’) just turning colour. Prunus ‘Fragrant Cloud’ Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula Aurea’ with autumn…

23rd May

…was originally Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Belgica Aurea’. The variegated leaves are very variable. Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Belgica Aurea’ We believe this is Quercus affinis although I thought it was Quercus…

April 2024 Ireland Trip (Day 4)

…shrubby clump. This is not really a tree. Cephalotaxus fortunei The record size Pinus sylvestris ‘Aurea’ which had lost some of its winter yellowness. Pinus sylvestris ‘Aurea’ Eucalyptus urnigera with…