23rd May

…on their website. Did the president choose for everyone? Was the president’s choice the same as the public’s vote? Did Monty and the BBC producers actually muddle the two choices?…

24th April

…Actinidia kolomitka Actinidia kolomitka Cutting the ribbon with Terence, Lizzie and Thomas. Big speech. Cutting the ribbon Cutting the ribbon Cutting the ribbon Cutting the ribbon Cutting the ribbon Cutting…

29th May

the row of three Photinia in Ririei Opening and the one by Georges Hut. The first in the row (and fully evergreen) is very probably Photinia prunifolia. The other three…

18th May

…point The centre of the stand is nearing completion and looks fantastic with the iron fence. centre of the stand centre of the stand The electrics for the fountain conk…

8th April

the wartime evacuees here then. Today the carvings have been more or less obscured by the growth of the tree. Huge beech tree Rhododendron ‘Anne Teese’ just coming out. Rhododendron…

12th April

…large and these have hybridised with cultivated violas. These used to grow at The Vean before reconstruction and the Top Lodge before tarmac covered them. They were proper Irish ‘gypsy’…

21st April

…or been able to because of the jobs they do (many of our staff of course cannot and are in the tourist/hospitality/visitor side of the businesses here). The unfairness to…

24th May

the media and nation came to the fore with the public purse. Now (as then) our only ‘entitlement’ is the right to health (in isolation) and not (yet) the right…

14th May

…government. The fact that they have, in the main, been doing nothing for weeks on full pay and are entirely happy with the status quo is the reality. No 80%…

6th April

the lawn a mass of orange-red flowers. Chaenomeles Chaenomeles The mini digger has cleared and levelled the path on Sinogrande Walk. path on Sinogrande Walk The mini digger tackles the