5th April

…further planting in the Carlisle Garden and at Croxton Park around the three lakes. Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle A trip in the sun below the castle

Irish trip April 2018

…itself and avoided all Americans which was not difficult in torrential rain. Blarney Castle and Gardens Pseudotsuga menziesii at the entrance in full maturity. Pseudotsuga menziesii Blarney Castle Blarney Castle

23rd April

…wisteria with no specific name. Can we identify what it is? A few photographs for the wisteria pruning article though. Old wisteria at Penrice Castle Old wisteria at Penrice Castle

16th August

…dates from the 1430s. West Harlsey Castle West Harlsey Castle West Harlsey Castle Buddleia ‘Pink Delight’ beside the castle remains. Buddleia ‘Pink Delight’ Buddleia ‘Pink Delight’ 2020 – CHW Still…

30th March

…‘Mona Jury’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mona Jury’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ now full out. Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ First colour showing on…

25th February

…normal standards. Magnolia campbellii var. Alba seedling Three Camellia reticulata varieties just now out in flower: ‘Lasca Beauty’ – the best of the three ‘Lasca Beauty’ ‘Dream Castle’ – a…

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25th September

…pipe A never ending series of minor leadwork repairs as the castle window painting nears completion. Strangely a five minute radio interview with Radio Stoke about how to grow magnolias!…

31st March

…a wonderful show from the regrowth. Camellia ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia ‘Dream Castle’ The half deciduous Rhododendron ‘Chink’ is superb today on the main ride. Rhododendron ‘Chink’ As is the nearby…

7th November

…20 miles (in a similar number of hours) to the outskirts of Newcastle crossing the A1. He survived and the lump on his foot from the bite was there until…