14th July

…west end of the island. view from the top of Rowborough estate The chalk downland. chalk downland The view south which takes in some of Buckham shoot. view south A…

13th February

…on to widen a couple of bridges with additional telegraph poles for supports. One is of course the one that I tipped the mule off into a flooded River Luney…

2nd August

…walled garden. I have never seen it here before in 35 years. Clean air indeed. lichen Hoheria ‘Glory of Almwich’ just coming into flower in the tunnels. Hoheria ‘Glory of

26th September

…creating a new woodland garden at Belvoir. Lots of photos of Burncoose planting at Belvoir can be found on the Burncoose landscaping section. Verbena bonariensis is another ‘last of the…

15th April

…but I do not recollect planting this species here. Bamboo shoots Bamboo shoots Then off to Penvergate. This is the first flowering of Paulownia fortunei. One of the nice surprises…

7th November

…dinner the night before last.Caerhays exhibited seed of Magnolia nitida, seed of Photinia beauvardiana var. notabilis and fruits of Cotoneaster moupinense. The best plants shown at the dinner were: …

10th September

of the grass cutting on the islands. A nasty job with lots of wasp nests. Some of the pampas grass clumps are flowering pink, some white. All the geese have…

21st February

…in March. piles of plants piles of plants piles of plants piles of plants The camellias at Donkey Shoe are starting to show properly. camellias at Donkey Shoe New steps…

23rd November

…CHW Stones raked off the new Isla Rose Plantation ready for planting soon. A huge area to deal with. Stones raked off the new Isla Rose Plantation Stones raked off…

15th August

of fine potfulls of Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ (I think?) nevertheless. Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose. Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose Tropaeolum speciosum growing…