A rather morbid day!
The honey fungus Magnolia sieboldii casualty has been cut down ready for the mini digger.
An elderly rare oak has died completely over the last three years. It is the next for the chop together with a haircut for the Camellia reticulata which it grows through.
Another large dead for removal – here Corylopsis spicata. Three branches died a year ago and the last one this year.
Yet another set of odd and unknown fungi in Kennel Close. Something to do with the old pheasant pens which were once here?
2017 – CHW
A day to enjoy some later autumn colour in the sun.
This Liquidamber styrachiflua has had its leader blown out (not unusual) but is looking very fine.
The Ginkgo biloba is turning nicely in the sun outside the front gate.
An autumnal view from over the top of the main fernery towards the lake.
2015 – CHW
Quite a fine day but rain due overnight. The first frosty (or nearly so here) weekend of the autumn.Rhododendron moupinense has one hail battered flower on a 15 to 20 year old plant. Second flowering or a bud blown open? The other buds look ready to burst so I suspect the latter.
1989 – FJW
Very cold start to the day.
1965 – FJW
First snow of winter.
1964 – FJW
Charles found Moupinense hyb near Niveum in flower. 1 flower on November Pink. Many flowers on R nobleanum and repens in Rockery.
1963 – FJW
President Kennedy assassinated. First flowers on Camellia by front gate. Very wet this month – the moors badly flooded.
1959 – FJW
Flower on Camellia George Blandford.
1942 – CW
Camellia sasanqua on wall very very good. Oleifera just beginning. 3 pods of Mag nitida. Put in a lot of Sargenteanum, Mollicomata, and Dawsonianum seed. Yellow Hammer (rho) good, also fuschias.
1924 – JCW
Several C sasanqua open in spite of the frost but hardly any other flower.
1921 – JCW
C sasanqua very good. Various bits of rhodo open. Acer nickoense and griseum are very good. Received seed of Quercus agrifolia and densiflora from California. Some to P.D of both agrifolia.
1918 – JCW
C sasanqua is very good indeed.
1897 – JCW
A Camellia has several flowers open, Romneya coulteri has flowers on it, another of Engelhart’s seedlings above ground.