14th March

…still more! centre of the wood centre of the wood centre of the wood centre of the wood centre of the wood A true Magnolia sprengeri var diva long lost…

18th April

…brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ has extraordinary colours in its bud and flowers as they open. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia x brooklynensis…

15th September

…the squirrel damage, has a chance of becoming a decent timber crop in 50 to 60 years’ time. Brownberry Wood Brownberry Wood Brownberry Wood 2017 – CHW Completing the annual…

31st July

…‘Sunny Sky’ ‘Cream Abundance’ – sadly no scent in the rain. ‘Cream Abundance’ ‘Cream Abundance’ A very ripe fig on a rather small Ficus ‘Brown Turkey’. Ficus ‘Brown Turkey’ Scabiosa…

28th March

…to Old Park Wood to see what has not been frosted last night. The sun is up so early that all signs of frost quickly vanish. The very last of…

27th February

…on the ground is rather different. Derricks Wood has some 25 year old chestnuts and these were found to be fine despite what the photography had suggested. Magnolias in Old…

7th January

wood so the tree should be able to recover. The roots as well as the trunk were attacked. At this time of the year rabbits do attack bark on trees…

28th July

…ericifolia with its yellow ‘pineapple’ flower – new to me. Banksia ericifolia Banksia ericifolia Olearia argophylla (musk wood) – dullish but a new species to me. Olearia argophylla Olearia megalophylla…

30th July

…then a bollocking no doubt from Andrew, the nursery manager, for increasing our stock too much.Then on to photograph oaks planted in Penvergate (Forty Acres Wood) and Giddle Orchard (Old…

27th March

…do a Trump and at least blame the Chinese a bit before Boris nationalises them too! Off to Forty Acres Wood in the sunshine to see if the yellow magnolias…