13th April

…for the lack of personal protective equipment. Why are the NHS, doctors and nurses unions etc, not looking to their own leaders’ inadequacy? Why do they not see that they…

16th May

…homes – and they didn’t (and still don’t). So, after infecting them with a disease that causes an unpleasant ending, we denied our elders access to a doctor and denied…

22nd April

…which turns yellowish but there is still a tinge here in last year’s. Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Aureus’ Podocarpus macrophyllus ‘Aureus’ Camellia reticulata ‘Den Burton’ with its first enormous flower by Red…

22nd August

…I planted 30 years ago is still looking as good as scruffy lapagerias ever do and now in flower. Propagated by a Kent grower who was a retired doctor this…

2nd June

…the long grass above the greenhouse. Really rather rare here. Wild orchids Lithocarpus lepidocarpus with strange new growth. Still only 4ft tall although planted in 2007. Lithocarpus lepidocarpus Lithocarpus lepidocarpus…

4th April

…a supermarket delivery on his doorstep and breaks his arm/shoulder. Off they go to Torbay A&E where there is no waiting at all (no one there) and nurses/doctors with none…

13th July

…perfect today. Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ What is this primula like thing flowering in July with ‘dock’-like leaves. Really quite nice despite the slug damage….

14th February

…a retired doctor and a serious Lapageria breeder. We have had four different forms of Lapageria rosea in flower here since September this year. Lapageria Lapageria 2019 – CHW A…