24th April

…World Health Organisation which is half funded by Big Pharma. All have dubious track records with previous disease outbreaks. The tidal wave of media demands for every country to lock…

18th February

…in Tunnel Field (two acres) at Burncoose. It does not look a big pile but there are 60 different yellow magnolias here! In 20 years’ time quite an addition to…

12th May

…sinogrande seedlings here originally and we might try again with a bit more clearing up. big leaf rhodods big leaf rhodods One seldom gets close enough to a flower of…

27th February

…‘mousing’ with little success. The old Michelia doltsopa near the Acer griseum has blown open in the wind. The other big ones have no colour yet. This plant is out…

3rd March

…young clump of Rhododendron ririei. This plant has its flowers less hidden within the bush than most of the others. Rhododendron ririei The first decent big leaf Rhododendron sinogrande that…

7th August

…this time but a very dry spot under mature Pinus insignis. Doubt any will be alive next spring. dead big and small leaved rhododendrons dead big and small leaved rhododendrons…

12th June

…rhodo season. Rho on rubbish dump full out. R weyrichii gone. Big display in Old Park been over for some time. Wilsons’ R fortunei in Big Quarry well out. Saw…

15th September

big limb has cracked off an oak A few big seeds setting on Styrax obassia but not many. Styrax obassia The Cornus florida by the pond colours and curls its…

12th April

…masts in some areas and assumed that this was just some conspiracy nutters worried about ‘big brother’ and their movements being traced via their phones. The BBC, who deliver their…

6th April

…well have suddenly all died? MAGNOLIA ‘Big Dude’ MAGNOLIA ‘Big Dude’ MAGNOLIA ‘Tino Durio’ Magnolia ‘Tina Durio’, a pure white, is the best plant in the clearing above the greenhouse….