23rd May

…of Sally. Then we get to the royal visit. The RHS say they will bring the Queen to celebrate the Rhododendron Society centenary and will present us to her on…

31st March

…director asked the then governor and the Accepting Houses Committee if their bonuses would still be honoured even though they were bust. Needless to say, the Bank of England did…

24th April

…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 the ribbon…

5th April

…told the nation nine days ago.At the moment it is all about tests or the lack of them. BBC bleating from the safety of their very well paid sofas on…

29th May

…certain of the identification of 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…

23rd February

them grow round into the light. The attractive central variegation on the leaves is only evident on the lower growth at this time of the year. Euonymus japonicus ‘Wolong Ghost’…

1st April

the 50’s. 2018 – CHW It is not an ‘April fool’! The magnolias are finally performing as expected after the first 30% were wiped out in the cold. Today the

8th April

the drive once had named graffiti and messages carved in its trunk. In the 1960s they were quite clear and were probably the work of the wartime evacuees here then….

18th May

the stand The electrics for the fountain conk out again. If we fill the water feature completely top and bottom and the electric conks we will flood the whole stand….

6th April

…However Magnolia pseodokobus ‘Kubishimodoki’, a little higher up the bank, is untouched by the frost. Magnolia pseodokobus ‘Kubishimodoki’ The trench to the café for the waterpipe and three-phase electric supply…