24th April

…World Health Organisation which is half funded by Big Pharma. All have dubious track records with previous disease outbreaks. The tidal wave of media demands for every country to lock…

18th February

…in Tunnel Field (two acres) at Burncoose. It does not look a big pile but there are 60 different yellow magnolias here! In 20 years’ time quite an addition to…

15th September

…but it frightened the house visitors! big limb has cracked off an oak big limb has cracked off an oak A few big seeds setting on Styrax obassia but not…

12th May

…seedlings here originally and we might try again with a bit more clearing up. big leaf rhodods big leaf rhodods One seldom gets close enough to a flower of Aesculus…

12th June

…gold coin really as big as this? Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’ Syringa vulgans ‘Sensation’ is nearly over. Missed it properly again this year. This is one of the…

3rd March

…young clump of Rhododendron ririei. This plant has its flowers less hidden within the bush than most of the others. Rhododendron ririei The first decent big leaf Rhododendron sinogrande that…

7th August

…Doubt any will be alive next spring. dead big and small leaved rhododendrons dead big and small leaved rhododendrons dead big and small leaved rhododendrons dead big and small leaved…

2nd August

…flowers on Mag sinensis, many on big Parviflora, and on all 3 evergreen Mag on big wall. Rho didymum very good in places. Romneya at its best. There has been…

27th February

…‘mousing’ with little success. The old Michelia doltsopa near the Acer griseum has blown open in the wind. The other big ones have no colour yet. This plant is out…

12th April

…masts in some areas and assumed that this was just some conspiracy nutters worried about ‘big brother’ and their movements being traced via their phones. The BBC, who deliver their…