27th July

…over a trellis. It is absolutely enormous. This Ficus ‘Brown Turkey’ This Ficus ‘Brown Turkey’ Clerodendron bungei suckering up here and there as a shrub. Clerodendron bungei Clerodendron bungei Clerodendron…

5th August

…seed pods on any of our three plants of Staphylea holocarpa this year. Need to check the Burncoose plant. The seed pods are pink rather than brown or yellow-brown when…

21st November

…see here the upper leaves still show a hint of green while the lower leaves are completely brown. Quercus dentata ‘Carl Ferris Miller’ Quercus dentata ‘Carl Ferris Miller’ 2017 –…

31st July

…very ripe fig on a rather small Ficus ‘Brown Turkey’. Ficus ‘Brown Turkey’ Scabiosa are trouble when we send them out in the autumn as they rot off and die….

8th November

…full out. A 25ft tall tree. Camellia oleifera Camellia oleifera Camellia oleifera The long racemes of seeds on Pterocarya fraxinifolia are now brown and ripe. The leaves on the top…

10th April

…single flower in a pot. Destined to be planted in Old Park. Magnolia liliiflora ‘Holland Red’ Camellia forrestii has had its leaves browned in the cold but still flowering nicely….

29th December

…Flowers of Taliensis brown when opened but buds open well in water.. Fuchsias all gone. Some of the young shoots of Cam sasanqua brown – Taliensis not touched. Camellia saluenensis…

1st March

…only just starting to reshoot but the leaves really are a delicate brown. Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ Corylopsis glabrescens ‘Chollipo’ – poor pictures in the sun between hailstorms…

23rd December

…by the Camellia ‘George Blandford’. The flowers are rather battered and the buds are brown not green. The leaves too suffered in The Beast and the drought and remain small…

12th May

Brownberry Woods. Saw three swifts at dusk last night which appear to be nesting in the castellations above the Rabbit Warren. An unnamed Wilson 50 clump of azaleas flowering by…