5th March

…a time when every aspect of climate change / carbon neutral government policy wants trees, veteran trees, and more tree planting, the Forestry Commission is destroying veteran trees rather than…

13th March

…trunk nearly finished despite brief very heavy showers with a bit of hail. beech tree trunk A tree damaged Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ pruned up to reshoot in a more…

2nd July

…camellia by the Fernery. newly dead camellia Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ nearly full out and not yet wilting like so many of the others. Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ The large clump of Rhododendron nobleanum…

4th March

…Main Ride with the tree fern to the right. Main Ride Jaimie’s homebred Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ at its splendid best. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia…

11th March

…that much rot in the centre of the trunk of the beech tree. An unusual direction to the wind (NE) caused it to topple prematurely. beech tree beech tree beech…

19th June

…Leaf’ was planted only in 2017 but is doing nicely. The leaflets seem to end in a spiky clump of tiny fern-like leaflets. Pterocarya x rhederiana ‘Fern Leaf’ Pterocarya x…

22nd February

…considerably in 10 years. tree fern valley tree fern valley tree fern valley A good clump of Petasites japonicus coming into flower but slightly frosted. Petasites japonicus Petasites japonicus A…

7th January

…yet very good, Coums nice, Ericas good, the first seedling trumpet show colour. 1907 – JCW Measured Tree Fern frond broken by recent wind 10 feet 6 in by 3…

5th June

Tree fern Tree fern Tree fern The 20 year old fence on the lawn to keep the dogs penned in has lasted well but has recently started to have rotten…

6th October

…year old beech tree elderly 120 year old beech tree The tree stump of the young beech (70 or so years old) was however not rotten at all. tree stump…