11th March

…in Old Park. 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…

24th April

…which is just starting to show. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Another first time flowering Magnolia ‘Dark Bird’ is completely new. 2017 planted and just one flower with leaves appearing. Magnolia ‘Dark Bird’…

13th April

…autumn’s fruits and just starting to leaf up and soon to flower. Read about this plant but I had never seen it. Malus transitoria ‘Ruby’ I think this is Pimelia…

8th March

…Tregunna always said that we should never plant magnolias below the drive for just this reason and he was right even if we have not entirely observed this rule. The…

20th April

…Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’ just out in flower. Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’ A large Azalea ‘Fedora’ just coming out on the drive. Semi-evergreen. Azalea ‘Fedora’ Unripe elm seeds fallen onto the drive…

30th March

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW A trip to Forty Acres but every magnolia frosted and just a…

9th April

…a Kurume in the Punch Bowl which we have lost. Azalea ‘Oino-Mezame’ Azalea ‘Oino-Mezame’ A picture of the Punch Bowl just coming out. the Punch Bowl just coming out Azalea…

21st March

…var. sprengeri Magnolia sprengeri var. sprengeri Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ just out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ Compare what we have just seen to Magnolia sprengeri ‘Westonbirt’ also in Kennel…

11th April

…rain urgently now. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ just coming out at the Four in Hand. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ The new laundry now has a sink, and the windows are in. new laundry new…

1st April

…wilsoniae just coming out below Slip Rail. Berberis wilsoniae Berberis wilsoniae Amelanchier lamarkii growing as a tree and just coming out in full flower. Amelanchier lamarkii Amelanchier lamarkii Amelanchier lamarkii…