4th October

Falls’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ 2017 – CHW The very rare and equally tender Quercus fleuryii looked nearly dead since it was planted in 2011 but has suddenly produced a…

9th June

…Lace’. Picea pungens ‘Glauca Globosa’ Arisaema consanguineum Arisaema consanguineum Arisaema consanguineum and Calamagrotis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’. Arisaema consanguineum Fatsia polycarpa ‘Greenfingers’ Fatsia polycarpa ‘Greenfingers’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ and…

19th October

…autumn colour showing. Nyssa sinensis Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ has a good yellow hue. Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’ is changing nicely too. Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’…

17th August

…Anemone ‘Pretty Lady Susan’ Anemone ‘Pretty Lady Susan’ Monarda ‘Knight Violet’ and Eryngium planum ‘Magical Purple Falls’ Monarda ‘Knight Violet’ and Eryngium planum ‘Magical Purple Falls’ Lobelia siphilitica ‘Blue’and Lobelia…

27th September

…risks of cliff falls (as we have had before with cattle) and I doubt that ponies on their own can really keep the bracken and scrub at bay without additional…

26th May

…rain falls off into the Rockery. Then driven home by the thunder – the dogs do not like it. Rhododendron radicans, one of the most dwarf and trailing species, is…

7th May

…but main falls have missed us and passed by on eastern side. Some good Big Leaved Rhodo’s flowering on Rookery Path. 1928 – JCW Loder’s White as in 1926. No…

20th December

…family service to dedicate a newly restored window to mum. Hell of a struggle to get the wheelchair into the church where Dad promptly falls asleep. No incidents except he…

29th March

…Tregothnan in a severe westerly gale. A large piece of scaffolding on the house falls down over lunch (in the excellent pub at Ruan Lanihorne). Evelyn Boscawen has a row…

29th October

…CHW A search for some surviving autumn colour after the gales have led to heavy leaf falls. Most trees and shrubs with heavy seeds will now be scattered on the…