So we arrive in the middle of July, another magnificent month which sees plants and animals of all shape and size come into their own. This month, itís time to settle down and enjoy the garden, and admire all of the wildlife that comes with it.
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The 'Ohio buckeye'. A small to medium sized tree with an attractive rough bark. Its leaves turn to a warm orange and yellow in the autumn with flowers of a pretty yellow-green colour, followed by prickly fruits.
The 'Indian horse chesnut'. A magnificent, large tree with panicles of pink-flushed flowers. Its leaves are a shimmering bronze in their youth, becoming glossy dark green, then turning orange or yellow in autumn.
A delightful free flowering, upright tree with dark, rich olive-green leaves. Its flowers appear in large panicles with stunning individual blossoms up to 2.5cm across, the petals are white, marked yellow and daintily suffused pink.
A very unusual hybrid 'buckeye' a cross between Aesculus pavia and Aesculus sylvatica, rarely seen in this country and originating from the USA. Makes a small tree or large shrub, which during May and June is amply covered with attractive red and yellow chestnut like flowers.
Red Buckeye from southern United States and introduced in 1722 makes a fine specimen large shrub with wide spreading branches, Horse Chestnut like leaves and glorious crimson flowers in long panicles opening in June and July.