1st April

…propagating. Camellia reticulata ‘Red Crystal’ Camellia reticulata ‘Red Crystal’ The first native bluebell I have seen (half) out. bluebell A few dullish new and rare conifers planted in 2017 in…

1st January

…1904 – JCW C Imperati open, coum half open, one or two Stylosa, several Nobleanum, Erica is open, Aconite open, many blue primroses, a few daffodils, P megasoefolia very good,…

13th July

…display of hollyhocks. hollyhocks hollyhocks A 150 year old apple tree on its last legs – extraordinary. apple tree The garden is half on chalk and half on green limestone….

12th February

…half a yew and some large magnolia branches. The tree looks very rotten in its base and was one on the list for the tree surgeon. However it is not…

27th May

…ago. The plant split in half for no reason on a calm day and the other half was cut down narrowly missing the huge gingko beside it. ‘Kabarett’ is a…

23rd May

…a week or 10 days. The trash is well over knee height. To be cut Sorbus torminalis nicely in flower. A Cornish champion tree which split in half a few…

23rd March

…several Emperor, many Horsfieldii, the first D Yorke, King Alfred half, G Bell half, Dante a few. 1898 – JCW Some (Narcissi) G Mundi’s out, Torch open (one), one F…

8th April

…last year in terms of visitor numbers.Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ is performing better than I dared imagine. Only six weeks ago half the buds were black / dead / on the…

3rd April

…yet. ‘Fairy Blush’ beside it still with no colour at all and half the size. This is also in Old Park but the same story in the main garden. Magnolia…

24th February

…cross dates from 1951 and it first flowered in the early 1960s.Attached is the entry which will now this year be submitted for registration together with half a dozen pictures…