2018 – CHW
Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’ now has a few decent flowers lower down the huge tree that it is. The tits have yet to attack the flowers for their nectar.
2017 – CHW
Vandalism on the bridge over the River Luney outside the Bottom Lodge. Clearly someone objected to the no parking sign on this listed 1910 bridge. The council were themselves the last ones to reverse a lorry into the bridge and break off the same battlement some 20 years ago. A tractor had to haul it out of the river last week and then Mark Pheasey quickly restores it into position with his usual skill and ability. Not worth a claim on insurers but a load of hassle and hardly in the tourist season so another ‘friendly’ local one must assume.
On a fine and sunny Remembrance Sunday a few pictures of the estate showing that autumn has arrived and most of the leaves are off.
Two happy swans and a cormorant!
A quick flip around the garden looking for colour in mid November.Aesculus wangii is only just shedding its leaves after a good first growing season. We have tried this £80 plus plant three times already but with abject failure. Tom Hudson believes it comes into leaf too early in the spring and is prone to frost. He has lost several semi mature trees but some have made it. A similar plant to the one pictured here is still to go out having featured at Chelsea this year.
Despite it being mid November Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ still has full leaf and loads of flowers.
2000 – FJW
Flowers on C November Pink.
1931 – JCW
Just as in 1929. Lapagerias good.
1929 – JCW
Heavy storms and it grows colder. Camellia sasanqua open. Hydrangeas are yet nice. Coums hardly show. Neapolitanums wane, hardly any rhodo but Caucasicum. A lapageria or two, several Magnolia grandiflora and two buds of Magnolia delavayi.
1903 – JCW
C sasanqua very good for a long while, some coums open, lapageria good, primroses moving. Hidalagoa[?] good. Iris alata and stylosa out.