3rd March

…plenty of rain and the water meadows flooded yet again, no damage to the magnolias!The new signage in the Tin Garden hut is now in place and with the FJW…

26th March

…have noticed here anyway. The pocket guide to rhodo species has no picture of a flower but says that the flowers are red? Not listed in Hillier’s. A recent introduction…

6th January

…x williamsii seedling full out outside the Carlton Club. Shows up well today from the road after a period of no wind and no frost. I do not remember it…

24th March

No real harm here I suspect although no leaves remain. Hoheria angustifolia Hoheria angustifolia Hoheria populnea ‘Alba Variegata’ has started a leaf drop too. I suspect not all will drop….

15th July

…of the main house front of the main house front of the main house My favourite Magnolia grandiflora in full show facing north at the rear of the house and…

7th April

…form below the main quarry. Rhododendron augustinii Rhododendron augustinii Rhododendron valentinianum in its dotage on Burns Bank. Rhododendron valentinianum 2020 – CHW So now the BBC outrage is about care…

15th February

not register at all in Galle’s book! That does not mean it does not exist I suppose but Galle maintains that this is simply a synonym for Ilex kingiana which…

6th April

…cherry in drive yet. Subhirtellas nice also incisa. Mag denudata not open. Not much behind 1921. 1921 – JCW Poet’s open and daffs on the wane. No yellow trumpets left…

18th May

…(rather than two winged) fruit. Cyclocarya paliuris Rhododendron ‘Jock’ and Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’. Rhododendron ‘Jock’ Embothrium lanceolatum ‘Norquinco’ and Photinia beauvardiana var. notabilis. Embothrium lanceolatum ‘Norquinco’ Rhododendron orbiculare and Rhododendron…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…windows, ivy, balustrade a health hazard. back of the main house Myrtle seedlings clipped on a bank to about 18 inches. Myrtle seedlings The second derelict stable block with no