30th April

…whom we had lunch. article article In our absence Jaimie has seen slow worms on the move. slow worms And the first baby blackbird to fledge from its nest seen…

22nd May

…future breeding programme. A fledgling blackbird makes an unsteady appearance in a Mahonia. Fledgling blackbird Deutzia subulata given to us by Roy Lancaster and planted in 2007. Deutzia subulata Abies…

6th May

…chienii with attractive new growth. Pseudotaxus chienii New growth on a young Carya ovata. Carya ovata 2022 – CHW Jaimie sends me this picture of a blackbird nesting for the…

21st October

…pink sasanqua A young blackbird digging through the newly laid mulch in the border opposite the Camellia sasanquas. young blackbird 2017 – CHW A few other oddments on Burns Bank…

15th July

…are very dark and some have unusual and different striping. The dark flowers are Dierama pulcherrimum ‘Blackbird’ but I have no idea about the striped ones. A big surprise and…

12th January

…sunflower seeds in the squirrel traps as the maize is not attracting them any more. sunflower seeds in the squirrel traps sunflower seeds in the squirrel traps A blackbird with…

1st August

…Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Czar’ was not bad either. Penstemon ‘Czar’ Penstemon ‘Czar’ Penstemon ‘Czar’ Penstemon ‘Blackbird’ less so in the wind. We stock this one but…

13th July

…but only really grow-able in Cornwall in a pot as here. Not one for our catalogue although very good. Rhodohypoxis Not sure which Penstemon variety this is? Penstemon blackbird Heuchera…

6th January

…Michelia doltsopa Michelia doltsopa A few red berries remain on Berberis wilsoniae at the top of the clump only. Berberis wilsoniae A blackbird or thrushes nest stands out in the…

13th September

…– FJW Last corn cut and brought in – very wet from mid August – weeds very bad. 1971 – FJW David shot his first blackbird before my very eyes….