27th March

…old beech with lots of old squirrel damage but I find a young ash badly infected with ash dieback and half dead. All the ash will have to go in…

28th February

…before the oak (a soak) and oak before ash (a splash) we are arguably on for a very small ‘splash’ this summer. What a nice prospect that would be after…

20th August

…with seeds for the thrushes and other winter migrant birds. Crataegus monogyna (hawthorn) laden with seeds Sorbus aucuparia (mountain ash) with perhaps the finest crop of all. mountain ash And…

14th May

…to rejuvenate it, but the experiment on the first two killed them, so the clump has remained untouched ever since. Azalea ‘Annabella’ Azalea ‘Annabella’ The ash tree has been felled…

31st December

…While the darker form is only just opening. darker form 2017 – CHW More storm damage. Here an ash branch by Rookery Gate. Not a big job to clear it…

16th July

…in hand from years of self-seeding, brambles, scrub and neglect. Some pretty invasive weeds much in evidence too as well as ash disease on a key young ash. The real…

16th February

…(some photos to follow) More record tree labels going out today with Karol.Prunus x incam ‘Shosar’ is nicely out in the sun below the Tower. Another by the cash point…

12th May

…the back of the drive. The 2005 to 2009 ponticum removal left them exposed to cold winds and then two huge ash trees fell through them. Only two remain scarred…

15th May

…name to it either. Investigations continue! It is Fraxinus ornus or manna ash. Fraxinus ornus Fraxinus ornus Fraxinus ornus Fraxinus ornus The base of the toppled turkey oak from a…

23rd April

…the ash (again) this year so we are in for a ‘splash’ and not a soak. Mixed colours on the bluebells naturalising on the bank above the front door. bluebells…