8th September

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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

Surprising what is still in flower while autumn approaches.

Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’ with wonderful autumn colour.

Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’
Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’
Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’
Cornus amomum ‘Blue Cloud’
Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ looking very fine.
Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’
Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’
Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’
Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’ now full out.
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’
Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’ likewise.
Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’
Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’
Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’
Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’
Dichroa febrifuga
Dichroa febrifuga
Dichroa febrifuga
Dichroa febrifuga
Dichroa febrifuga
A new species of tender beschorneria – Beschorneria albiflora.
Beschorneria albiflora
Beschorneria albiflora
Beschorneria albiflora
Beschorneria albiflora
Beschorneria albiflora
Beschorneria albiflora
Colletia hystrix
Paeonia potanini
Illicium oligandrum – a new species of illicium for the 2018 catalogue.
Illicium oligandrum
Illicium oligandrum
Illicium oligandrum
Illicium oligandrum
Aralia elata in full flower.
Aralia elata
Aralia elata
Aralia elata
Aralia elata
Zenobia with ripening seeds.
Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’ – in flower. An attractive combination with the leaves.
Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’
Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’
Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’
Buddleia ‘Silver Anniversary’
Pseudopanax with seeds.
Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ in full flower.
Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’
Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’
Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’
Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
Echinacea purpurea
Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ rather late in the season.
Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’
Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’
Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’
Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’
Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ laden down with fruit as usual.
Malus ‘Golden Hornet’
Malus ‘Golden Hornet’
Malus ‘Golden Hornet’
Malus ‘Golden Hornet’
Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ living up to its name.
Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’
Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’ fading off to pink.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’
Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ outside the converted barns which is clearly in the wrong place but looking very fine indeed. Loads of new shoots.
Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’
Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’
Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’
Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’
Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’
Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’
Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’ in full flower.
Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’
Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’
Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’
Ligustrum japonicum ‘Aureum’
Dregea sinensis

2016 – CHW
Mespilus germanica with a good crop of fruit which is not yet ripe. The tree is putting on secondary new growth after the rain.

Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica

2015 – CHW

Outside the front gates Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta (ex Crug) is flowering for the first time. Very late and long after the other aspera villosa group flowers have faded. It looks rather like a white form of Hydrangea sargentiana but now the botanists strike again and Hydrangea sargentiana is now reclassified as Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana. On what basis was this change made I wonder?

Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta
Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta
Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta
Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta
Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta
Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta

Some redcurrant berries on Viburnum betulifolium but the pheasants are demolishing the lot. Supposedly this viburnum species does not fruit at a young age.

Viburnum betulifolium
Viburnum betulifolium

1988 – FJW
All corn in – and most of straw.

1976 – FJW
Another drop of rain in the evening – 3rd spell in 3 months.

1968 – FJW
All straw in.

1962 – FJW
All corn gathered in.

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