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Giles

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2012, 07:56:07 PM »
Some flowering cherries from the National Collection at Batsford.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2012, 12:32:00 PM »
Some flowering cherries from the National Collection at Batsford.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2012, 10:02:01 PM »
One year I hit Vanvouver at the peak of the cherries flowering.  One variety that was widely planted was especially pleasing to me and I assumed it would be too tender for Halifax as I had never seen it in local gardens.  A month later and back at home I turned down the wrong street and low and behold there was a solitary tree identical to the Vancouver one I had admired.

Today I stopped to take a few photographs and an elderly gentleman come out to see what I was up to. He told me he bought it at a garden centre and planted it on city property with their permission but couldn't recall the name.

Is it x yedoensis or x yedoensis 'Akebono'?  I see no extra petal on any of the flowers.

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2012, 03:29:11 PM »
Giles, GYOIKO looks much greener than UKON?
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2012, 09:30:31 PM »
Hi!

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2012, 03:10:37 PM »
Saw this yesterday, in an old chalk quarry,  :o. We mollycoddle all of our trees and they never grow as beautifully as this one ::) ::) ;D.

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2012, 08:30:25 AM »
This Parrotia started life as a "rescue" having been found in the back of a run-down nursery in a 5" pot and with leaves small and purple from stress - we thought it was a copper beech!
12 years later it is slowly making a nicely shaped tree and is flowering profusely this winter.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2012, 05:29:00 PM »
Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2012, 10:33:26 PM »
This is a strikingly coloured flower on Cornus capitata in Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The plant was grown from seed and has not yet been given a cultivar name.

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2012, 09:29:00 AM »
I have always been fascinated by conifers and once I wanted to grow all hardy conifer species in my garden! I soon realized that was impossible in a small plot. I still enjoy conifers and last week I visited Bergen and had a walk in a wood (20+) of Monkey Puzzle Trees! In my own garden I don't have space for more than one or two of each species. Here are some.

Araucarya araucana from Bergen.  Cunninghamia lanceolata with very sharp needles! Metasequoia glyptostroboides makes a slender stem and is about 6-7m tall. Sciadopitys verticillata also makes a nice, slim cone. Sequoia sempervirens I got as a cutting five years ago. Taxodium distichum isn't quite like those I saw in Florida but has survived for 20 years. Wollemia nobilis bought from Kew two years ago. Has survived outside with a little winter protection!
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2012, 09:48:20 AM »
Nice to see Wollemia pines surviving on the otherside of the northern hemisphere. The last standing grove is already under threat of phytophora. The sercrete location was too hard to keep away the curious and not realising that photophora was brought in under their boots.

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2012, 06:25:17 PM »
What a sad news Stephen!  :(
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2012, 12:28:33 PM »
Can anyone identify this shrub seen in a garden in Oslo last week. Sorry, but this is the only picture I got..
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2012, 12:34:33 PM »
Nice one, Stephen... somewhere between a Leucothoe and a Forsythia!  :-\
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2012, 08:50:48 PM »
Stephen, I would say it is a Forsythia although the leaves are more serrated than usual.

I visited Kleppe Hagelag last Tuesday and they told me they had enjoyed your talk there ;-)
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