3rd March

…well which is most unusual for the first week in March. Gunnera manicata Gunnera manicata A young Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ flowering away below White Stiles. young Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ A…

3rd April

…bed of Gunnera manicata is above the top path in the wood. Located over a spring these rhizomes are just waking up. Gunnera manicata Gunnera manicata What is left this…

6th April

…they will still recover. Gunnera manicata Gunnera manicata The mini digger has made a good job of levelling the top path in Old Park. Top path The Forestry Commission have…

8th January

manicata which proves how little frost we have had thus far. The huge rhizomes look as though the new leaves are not far away either. Gunnera manicata Gunnera manicata A…

24th February

…Gunnera manicata rhizomes in the show tunnel are waking up for Chelsea! Gunnera manicata rhizomes Gunnera manicata rhizomes Nandina domestica in the show tunnel is one of those odd plants…

16th March

…the original Magnolia campbellii Alba (one of three overall) is enjoying the removal of the tree canopy and has loads of bud.The Gunnera manicata beds are starting to move although…

5th May

…see this listed in Hillier’s but John Hillier and many others failed to identify or recognise it over many years. Vaccinum urceolatum Vaccinum urceolatum Strangely the huge Gunnera manicata bed…

12th December

…Gunnera manicata grown through myopex with some frost damage. Gunnera manicata The New Zealand acers which arrived in late July are still in full leaf. New Zealand acers New Zealand…

19th June

…the trip but the gardens are now closed of course as there is ‘nothing to see’! Rhododendron viscosum Rhododendron viscosum Rhododendron viscosum The much frosted Gunnera manicata clump above the…