4th January

…colour in January! Less so than last January perhaps. Hydrangea ‘Joseph Banks’ Hydrangea ‘Joseph Banks’ Likewise Hydrangea ‘Madame Mouilliere’ still has good white mopheads amid many other dead flowers. We…

3rd August

…woodland garden drives but none the worse for that. Hydrangea ‘Joseph Banks’ Hydrangea ‘Joseph Banks’ Hydrangea ‘Sheila’Not unlike ‘Love you Kiss’ once full out but this pink lacecap is one…

6th September

…stock in the nursery. A great autumn flowering variety. Erica cinerea ‘Joseph Murphy’ Erica cinerea ‘Joseph Murphy’ Crocosmia ‘Mistral’ also looking better than I have seen it before. Crocosmia ‘Mistral’…

17th August

…cutting the banks cutting the banks 2016 – CHW No entry. 2015 – CHWBack from Yorkshire to find the house unrecognizable and full of film kit but 72 emails have…

24th October

…defoliated it. Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ Gevuina avellana just coming out into flower also by Georges Hut. Gevuina avellana Gevuina avellana Tim has cut the banks

25th July

…grass cut a week ago on the banks above the front door raked up and burnt as normal as it will now rot. I am always in two minds about…

15th July

…decided not to cut the grassy banks outside the front door. The clumps are only just starting to flower but covered in butterflies, bees and wasps already. The Flora of…

15th September

…mauve-pink. Good white indumentum under the leaves. Buddleia limitanea Buddleia limitanea Strobilanthes rankanensis was a gift from Hergest Croft Gardens (Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks) and is clearly very rare. Clearly…

13th September

…JCW spent hundreds of pounds on buying corms from Turkey at the turn of the century and they have naturalised readily on the banks around the castle. The true Cyclamen…

27th July

…so well for the first time this year. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ A carpet of Knapweed in flower on the banks. Knapweed Very large flower heads on Rubus ichangensis. Last year…