Friday, 26 June 2009


A rather sick looking Arbutus Unedo I am hoping this will pull through as the new leaves are looking good.
Just especially for Joco after her comments on my earlier post.
Cercis candensis Forest Pansy a real beauty but I think it gets a bit more sun than it likes hopefully it will go from strength to strength.

This little beauty is a Eucryphia it is my second one but this is only a small tree and much daintier than my other Eucryphia. The flowers are lovely and usually flowers July when many other plants have gone over.

This Hebe unknown name is hanging over from my neighbours garden.

Not one to miss an opportunity the rose Francis E Lester takes advantage.

Also Clematis Vit. Soldertaje taking advantage.

This Robinia pseudoacacia Frisia is a lovely tree but fairly newly planted and I thought I had lost it last year. It is beginning to fight back so fingers crossed. Yet another clematis taking advantage.

Golden Honey locust Gleditsia triacanthos Sunburst a lovely tree in habit, growth, leaf shape and colour.

The second one on the left of the lower arch.

Just to show the leaf shape.

These three lime like colour trees I have in a row and yes they will grow about 60' but not in my lifetime. I am hoping they will pull the length of the garden away and also help disguise the view of the housing estate.

Acer and Amelanchier with the other neighbours apple tree on the right.

Hoheria Sexstylosa has grown rapidly and already I have had to prune this year. I did not expect it to grow so quickly but the white flowers July time are a delight and as it is evergreen again I hope it will block the view at the bottom of the garden and with the other trees growing near bye I hope to make the lawn area have a feeling of enclosure. It does already and is like a little haven to sit in.

This Liquidamber joins the above group and yes perhaps I shouldn't have planted it here but with careful pruning I am hoping it will work.

Acer trunks.

Finally a bit of an experiment is always fun. My sister in law gave me some Jacoranda seeds and this is there 3 year. They have such beautiful foliage. Clearly need protection from frost and so will not mature and bare flowers sadly. Those of you living in hotter climbs I am very envious of your ability to grow such lovely trees.