Irish trip April 2018

…yellow berry despite the time of the year. The best show of this I have ever seen. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Schefflera frangipanensis seedlings from various Vietnamese collecting…

26th November

…stems. Sorbus ullungdoensis A young Carpinus polyneura with a bit of good yellow colouring but mostly blown away. Carpinus polyneura Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Camelliifolia’ now in full berry and rather…

26th May

…other evergreens after the ‘Beast’ had passed through in early March.After much head scratching I now have a book on cotoneaster species. This ancient plant has the odd berry remaining…

2nd October

…collection to see what had berries. To my surprise (and perhaps showing my ignorance) I find more in flower than in berry!Malus x micromalus covered in small yellow fruits. When…

27th December

…Rubus ichangensis Sarcococca ruscifolia with berry and flower together. Sarcococca ruscifolia Then on to the greenhouses which are remarkably tidy for the time of year with lots of recent potting…

31st December

…dunnii And just a few berry remnants on Cornus drummondii ‘Sunshiny Drops’. I have missed the show if there was one. Cornus drummondii ‘Sunshiny Drops’ A Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ with…

29th October

…catalogue addition for 2022. Globba schomburkii Globba schomburkii Cotoneaster ‘Hybridus Pendulus’ in full berry. Cotoneaster ‘Hybridus Pendulus’ Viburnum plicatum ‘Lanarth’ with attractive reddish-brown tints. Viburnum plicatum ‘Lanarth’ The first solitary…

12th November

…front door – Sasanqua full out. A great deal of berry on the holly – rhodo’s have not enjoyed 1990. Freddy swept into the world. 1965 – FJW First flower…

21st July

…Harrow Hybrid rhodos hydrangeas and Harrow Hybrid rhodos hydrangeas and Harrow Hybrid rhodos 2018 – CHW Rubus phoenicolasius with its edible orange raspberries (the wine berry) for the first time….

16th February

…still going and could you let me have a few pictures please of the leaf/trunk? Even a berry or a cutting? Bean says that there was an Ilex cyrtura here…