South: yellow area
Directly across the gravel in front of the garage is a row of Rowans. At the left is a pair of Sorbus decora, the smaller of which is the most northerly Rowan yet found; coming from Greenland.
Next to these is a pair of Sorbus scalaris, then a pair of S. esertueana, the smaller of which has yellow berries, (S. esertueana flava).
Next in line are S. commixta 'Embley' and S. 'Ghose', (insignis x arachnoides),
Beyond these rowans is a red oak, (Quercus rubra), a sugar maple, (Acer saccharum), a Silver maple, (Acer sacharinum) and a hybrid Rowan, S. 'Eastern Promise'. Behind these is the yellow-barked version of the Snake bark maple, Acer rufinerve 'Winter Gold'
At the left of the stone pile there is a Magnolia wilsonii. The laburnum behind this is one of a small number of plants which survive from the original cottage gardens.
Behind the Sorbus decora is a Korean Hill Cherry, (Prunus verecunda) and on the mound, behind the Red Oak is the Great White Cherry, (Prunus 'Tai Haku').
Two of the mature conifers have climbers on them; a Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivas' and a Virginia creeper, (Parthenocissus quinquifolia).
The pond in this area has two groups of willow which are grown for the stem colours in winter. The yellow/orange/red clump nearest the gravel contains three forms of Salix alba; 'Golden Ness', 'Cardinalis' and 'Britzensis' and S. x rubens 'Basfordiana'.
The group at the other side of the pond contains Salix daphnoides, S. daphnoides 'Blue Streak', S. x erhartiana and S. 'Black Maul'; one of the weaving willows.
The larger tree leaning over the pond is Salix gracilistyla melanostachys which has black catkins with red anthers.
The hedge is mainly Hawthorn with one or two Blackthorn, a few unspecified Rowans, some rampant cottoneasters, a Berberis wilsonii and some of the red-stemmed Rubus coreanna.
This area also contains two of the three archaic trees. To the left of the goose pond is the Dawn Redwood, (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) and at the base of the rock pile is the Maidenhair tree, (Ginkgo biloba). There used to be the third 'fossil', the Wollemi pine, (Wollemia nobilis), but it couldn't stand the -15°C of the winter of 2010. However, I have three cuttings from it.