27th June

…catalogue. Did not turn a hair in ‘The Beast’ so seems hardy enough. Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Clethra fabri (FMW 713037) with two large multiple flower spikes appearing….

11th July

…No Auriculatum white hybrids out yet. After a long cold dry spring much rain for weeks. Tree ferns beginning to move but several dead. Mag nitida have mostly lost their…

21st May

…fern business as well. Quite what ferns and hostas have to do with the orient express is anyone’s guess and the two look entirely ridiculous together. The Hillier’s stand which…

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…

28th May

…collection of tender ferns, palms, bananas and agave etc gives Tresco a run for its money in and above an extremely sheltered south facing Cornish valley overlooking St Michaels Mount….

12th November

…Dicksonia. There is still more to this as there are no tree ferns in Forty Acres Wood. My recollection was that the new fungus found was tiny, semi tropical and…

28th April

…williamsianum x Rhododendron decorum Picrasma quassioides coming into leaf. A Chinese/Japanese small, ornamental, hardy tree with good autumn colour. Picrasma quassioides Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’ just out with buds to come….

16th April

…brown but the twigs and stems are still alive. We had always been told that this species is borderline hardy. Originally a gift from Thomas Methuen-Campbell. Quercus liebmannii Beside it…

20th April

…all the history which was so nearly lost in the 1970s.Hardy ferns – apologies for a dull list but an interesting record of many new species I had not seen…

2nd June

…out of the side of a palm tree. Unknown exotic bilbergia/orchid Unknown exotic bilbergia/orchid Cyathea medullaris – one of two mature tree ferns of this species here. Cyathea medullaris The…