2020 – CHW
Taxodium distichum ‘Hursley Park’ is a dwarf which originated from a witches broom but it is finally growing well with plenty of secondary new growth. A good spot to look down on it.
I got excited to see developing acorns for the first time ever on Quercus lamellosa. When looking more closely many have already dropped to the ground. When cut in half no acorn has actually formed within the circled green cup. Perhaps those still left on the tree will grow on and ripen but I have my doubts. Pictures I have seen of Q. lamellosa acorns show them as being much larger than these. Asia needs to keep a close eye on what is still left on the tree.
Rubus lineatus just coming into flower. Suckering away nicely to produce a big clump with very attractive foliage.
The huge clump of Hydrangea paniculata on Hovel Cart Road is very fine and just showing hints of pink. The best thing in the garden today by far.
2016 – CHW
We may be having a fairly decent summer but these three rhododendrons and azaleas are reshooting well despite only having been cut back in March. The fourth is more as I would expect in the first year with new shoots still emerging.
The Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ is just out outside the Back Yard but no real scent yet.
1996 – FJW
First day of a good soak – have not had one for years at this time.
1961 – FJW
This week started carrying humus from the Rookery. 19 loads taken around the wood. First major feeding operation since the War. I think many old plants dying from starvation rather than disease. Lapagerias out.