16th June

…of Carpenteria californica ‘Ladhams Variety’ I have no idea. There is a nice plant in the stock garden and I cannot see much difference with Carpenteria ‘Bodnant’ or Carpenteria ‘Elizabeth’…

28th May

…flushes it before I can get a happy snap. Rhododendron prinophyllums Rhododendron prinophyllums Azalea – carpeted in flowers Azalea – carpeted in flowers Below the main fernery is one plant…

21st July

…Cyclamen hederifolium Odd to see mature seed heads on carpenteria so early. mature seed heads on carpenteria Seed forming on Cardiocrinum giganteum in the show tunnel. Cardiocrinum giganteum 2016 –…

21st April

…back doing the routine annual painting work on the estate and routine carpentry repairs of the nursery are starting up. Routine maintenance to holiday lets and Vean is also being…

3rd March

…caused some dieback. Rather more this year if indeed it survives? Bad damage all along below Slip Rail in the teeth of the east wind. Magnolia ‘Copeland Court’ A carpet…

28th February

…and hybrids Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Suddenly a carpet of primroses coming out everywhere where the grass was so carefully cut last summer late…

29th May

…best ones of course. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ – yellow form Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ – yellow form A carpet of fallen flowers under one of the Rhododendron ‘Mrs Bulters’. A carpet…

10th May

…out the ground is carpeted with buds pecked in half by blue tits seeking the nectar in the flowers. I have never seen them do this to embothrium before. The…

28th March

…Magnolia dawsoniana seedlings Magnolia dawsoniana seedlings The bluebells beneath this tree are now full out too and quite a blue carpet. bluebells The Asiatic magnolia season reached its zenith this…

26th July

…of our six dogs have come with us to Seaview. ‘Cubbie’, ‘Nuttie’ and ‘Nickel’ are in repose on the new carpet, in my chair, and checking on the passers by…