16th March

…colour fades. Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Pittosporum tobira ‘Nana’ and Pittosporum tobira ‘Variegata’ growing side by side. Pittosporum tobira ‘Nana’ and Pittosporum tobira ‘Variegata’ The…

26th March

…into a fine tree visible from the castle lawn. Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ 2019 – CHW A trip to the greenhouses to see what new…

5th March

…and Ross Collins Frankie Tregunna and Ross Collins Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ just showing nicely as the small tree matures. Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ –…

18th March

…really rather splendid. Another new variety from Stervinou. Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ 2020 – CHW Another cry off from the forthcoming gardening weekend by Maurice…

30th April

…flowers just over and the Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ is full out with some leaves emerging. One day they will look splendid from the castle lawn. Magnolia ‘Sweet Merlot’ Magnolia ‘Sweet

11th March

…Some felled, some with just dead branches removed. All under a statutory felling order. sweet chestnuts sweet chestnuts One forgets what a frost pocket Old Park is where the valley…

27th February

…‘Sweet Sixteen’ was like this in early January last year. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Raining now but the New Zealand form of Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ has huge flowers and a very vibrant…

15th October

…This has not stopped a squirrel making a pile of eaten ones. Sweet chestnut fruits Sweet chestnut fruits Sweet chestnut fruits Large numbers of blue seedpods nearly ripe on Decaisnea…

1st August

…this year. layered his sweet peas layered his sweet peas layered his sweet peas Pear ‘Merton Pride’ was producing a big crop and Will had covered the tree to keep…

2nd September

…absence, a formal visit from Plant Health to inspect our sweet chestnut trees for disease. Apparently they have been overflying the woodland here looking for new infection in old Castanea…