1st August

…‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Birthday Girl’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Happy Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Ruby…

3rd April

…the earliest of the styrax species into flower. Styrax odoratissimus Styrax odoratissimus Magnolia ‘Lennei’ x ‘Daybreak’ is nothing special above the styrax. Magnolia ‘Lennei’ x ‘Daybreak’ Magnolia ‘Lennei’ x ‘Daybreak’…

25th December

…with what other readers of this blog have found today? 2015 – CHW Christmas Day – plans to photograph every camellia in flower today (and pick one of each as…

13th May

…Last week’s (Thursday) Spectator only arrived here on Tuesday thanks to the bank holiday and postal workers taking a sneaky day off on Saturday. Ridley’s article reads exactly as I…

25th March

…the species name! Schefflera delavayi? giant schefflera 2016 – CHW After a day of gentle warm rain Good Friday brings blue skies and a perfect day to admire the magnolias…

14th June

…here for generations but Joss only died about eight years ago. Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ Tropaeolum ciliatum full out already as it never died down in the mild…

12th March

…maudiae Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ tries to hide its flowers which face downwards. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rhododendron stenaulum (now Rhododendron moulmainense) out by the greenhouse. The old plant…

30th April

…rain. Wisteria Wisteria Wisteria Surprising how many camellias still have decent flowers on the last day of April: ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Ruby Wedding’…

2nd April

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2020 – CHW We did have a brief and distanced estate meeting as we were…

7th March

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2020 – CHW Nothing about raw sewage effluent today – back to flowers! We always…