2nd May

…1940) ‘Gibraltar Bastion’ (‘Bibbani’ x elliottii 1939) ‘Gibraltar Bastion’ (‘Bibbani’ x elliottii 1939) ‘Ayesha’ (discolor x arboreum 1926) ‘Ayesha’ (discolor x arboreum 1926) ‘Ilam Cream’ (loderi x ?) ‘Ilam Cream’…

14th April

…weeks after we first saw it in this blog. Magnolia ‘Genie’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ is improving having fallen over and needing re-staking. Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x…

28th April

…Along the way Jaimie discovered: How well the bluebells are now doing in full shade in the top section of Forty Acres Wood which was destroyed in the 1990 hurricane…

14th July

…60% complete but still three enormous trees to fell and lots to clear up. The fire is enormous and the pile of timber (for firewood) is growing. Despite the rain…

18th September

…the shade have grown well and flower late in the season. The ‘ice cream’ colours are only just starting to show on some lower flower heads. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’…

9th February

…but in a cold place where few actually notice it. Magnolia spengeri ‘Diva’ Magnolia spengeri ‘Diva’ Then a rainbow over Derrecks Wood. rainbow over Derrecks Wood The arch in Battery…

4th February

…Camellia x williamsii ‘Philippa Forwood’ is hidden away on the bank opposite the two veitchii and has a darker colouration on some of the petals. Camellia x williamsii ‘Philippa Forwood’…

4th April

…the best way into Old Park Wood. view from the drive over Lower Hellens field to Giddle Orchard view from the drive over Lower Hellens field to Giddle Orchard The…

26th March

…Collingwood Ingram who was the introducer of many Japanese cherries to UK cultivation. Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’ Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’ Rhododendron gongshanense flowering for the first time that I have noticed…

17th December

…campbellii Keeping the gardens ‘tidy’ is obviously desirable but look how much the woodpeckers have enjoyed this bit of dead wood. The new woodland management scheme will (one day when…