5th March

…time when every aspect of climate change / carbon neutral government policy wants trees, veteran trees, and more tree planting, the Forestry Commission is destroying veteran trees rather than letting…

3rd March

…ride. Its a bit thin on top but, as usual, Dicksonia antarctica lives up to its name for indestructability It came through worse than this in 1963. tree fern tree

7th January

…yet very good, Coums nice, Ericas good, the first seedling trumpet show colour. 1907 – JCW Measured Tree Fern frond broken by recent wind 10 feet 6 in by 3…

15th April

…CHW Clearance work Tree fern trunk Clearance work around Orchid House Nursery to allow access for heavy machinery to clear behind the Playhouse this summer.This old tree fern trunk shows…

29th October

…had forgotten about near the Top Lodge. Mahonia lomariifolia Another unidentified Sorbus near the Top Lodge. unidentified Sorbus unidentified Sorbus The tree fern on the Main Ride now uncovered as…

13th March

…nearly finished despite brief very heavy showers with a bit of hail. beech tree trunk A tree damaged Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’ pruned up to reshoot in a more even…

2nd July

…camellia by the Fernery. newly dead camellia Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ nearly full out and not yet wilting like so many of the others. Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ The large clump of Rhododendron nobleanum…

19th April

…in which we can plant another tree fern as well. A squirrel eating young shoots in the oak tree above joined the bonfire. stone circle stone circle The Amomyrtus luma…

2nd May

…the tree fern has been tidily felled. turkey oak turkey oak turkey oak Honey fungus strikes one of these two Rhododendron bureavii. May is when you usually first see the…

1st April

…on the watermeadows yesterday and heard a skylark on Tuesday. Spring is here! 2015 – CHW Specimen tree ferns planted Planting of the new fernery goes well in Cheshire despite…