Jaimie and his team have completed the hooking around individual plants in the garden today in record time since we are still one gardener short. Now for the laurel hedge on the Main Ride before the second cut.
This old stopcock once controlled the water from the main tanks below the church which supplied the castle. An exceptionally large spider with its cache of eggs in a suspended pouch.
2017 – CHW
The huge clearing above the old playhouse is now nearly finished. Now the real fun can start with the final planting plan from the spectacular list which I wrote in the spring. It will be a cold spot facing the sea winds. The planting list is attached so you can see how the thinking has gone. There is not enough room for all of it so a few things need to be dropped and excluded.
2016 – CHW
2015 – CHW
1999 – FJW
Total eclipse 11.14 am – house martins and seagulls caught out. Also much cloud. Everywhere at their best – 2 young Lithocarpus pachyphyllus have seed.
1951 – CW
Lapageria just out. Eucryphia pinnatofolia not at best and Nymansii beginning. Very few flowers on Auriculatum and its hybrids. A wet day and some storms. Little corn cut. Cyclamen Neapolitanum a few flowers. Magnolia delavayi and both grandiflora good.
1948 – CW
Lapageria has been out a day, Eucryphia pinnatifolia going over. Nymansii good. All the pink Griersonianum and Eriogynum about over. Many of the white at best. Auriculatum good. Prophertum x Auriculatum very good. Just began to sell Hydrangeas. Storms bad. Harvest good quality.