23rd July

…is the way ahead This is the way ahead The view across the Portholland valley to Parnalls Hill wood. Portholland valley A sadly elm diseased clump of Cornish elms. Another…

19th July

…Herreswater. Gallium album Gallium album Deutzia pulchra just going over. Deutzia pulchra Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’ by the bonfire with just a few flowers left. This plant is now too…

18th February

…the woodland garden if we can keep the deer and rabbits away from the plants for a bit. Planting Plenty of space for Phase 2 – more yellow magnolias, deciduous…

12th June

…weeks ago. Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ But no buds this year on Magnolia sapiensis (three last year – the first ever). Magnolia sapiensis Grass cutting well underway (started Tuesday) in Kennel…

23rd February

…the east wind this time around. Still fully evergreen with us. Carpinus kawakamii The quinces are finally rotting away. quinces Many of the red berries on Ilex kingiana have blown…

3rd May

…more Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ flowering away in more exposed positions (and a bit deer nibbled) than the main plant features earlier. They however appear to be on the way

23rd October

…Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’ Quercus liaotungensis leaves turn brown and hold on the younger trees but the colours along the way are not bad either. An intricate mix. Quercus liaotungensis…

30th March

…A dullish ‘yew-like’ tree perhaps but it has defied earlier deer damage to grow away. No duller than Pseudotaxus chienii seen a few weeks ago anyway. Torreya nuncifera Torreya nuncifera…

3rd October

…at Bonython. The Burncoose tree is now performing in a similar way. Acer ‘Silver Cardinal’ Acer ‘Silver Cardinal’ I think that this is a fine display of Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma…

23rd May

…be pushy and get told off by the beefy security people. The only problem is that the security people have removed everyone a long way away and it remains to…