7th September

…Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa dichotoma Pittosporum undulatum…

14th December

…varieties still to show colour. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’ still with plenty of flower (hesperantha now of course!). Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’ Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ full…

1st December

…Still not quite full out. Flowers a delicate gentle yellow and pendulous not upright. Mahonia japonica Mahonia japonica Mahonia japonica Mahonia japonica First flower out on Vinca major growing under…

8th July

…come and the bark is fissuring nicely. Arbutus menziezii Arbutus menziezii Arbutus menziezii Last year this was a huge 6-7ft tall clump of Melianthus major. The cold has reduced it…

21st April

…the impression that many people in the country are actually doing much work in isolation and this may well become a major problem for people who have got out of…

16th July

…narrow walkways and half supposedly more formal but in a state of disrepair. Three unqualified ‘gardeners’ who have all started this year have a major job to get it back…

2nd April

…in a new policy. More people are cancelling their shoot bookings than I expected. Our major building projects are proceeding on paper only with building regulation and planning applications. A…

3rd November

…current fad for these Taiwanese exotica which I enjoy disliking. 2000 – FJW Another very wet month (October) major floods over the country. 1950 – CW Camellia hybrid in Big…

5th November

major threat to snake bark maples with several casualties here and at Burncoose. Acer kawakamii Acer kawakamii Last few flowers on Hypericum lancasteri. Hypericum lancasteri Hypericum lancasteri Unlike last year,…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…The son, James, has returned home to sort the garden and is getting stuck in with major storm and new clearance work after many years of neglect and no new…