8th November

…down with a tractor and rope before the gardens open in February. These old Pinus radiatas disintegrate like this as they near the end of their lives. Pinus radiat Pinus

3rd November

…which died in a cold winter after 25 years. Pinus wallichiana Pinus wallichiana Styrax japonica ‘Purple Dress’ is another new addition to our Styrax collection and has appeared from Burncoose….

23rd December

…gales.Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’ still with a reasonable show despite a week’s frost. Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’ Trimming back the young Pinus insignis in Kennel Close. Pinus insignis…

21st December

…Very yellow needles in winter and its first cone on show inside the rabbit protection. Pinus mugo ‘Zundert’ Pinus mugo ‘Zundert’ Pinus mugo ‘Zundert’ Camellia hiemalis ‘Dazzler’ now full out…

15th December

…other half of the tree split out some years ago. The Pinus was probably only around, or just over, a hundred years old. Pinus pinaster Pinus pinaster Camellia sasanqua ‘Paradise…

25th December

…‘Takanini’ Yet more young Pinus insignis blown over in recent gales. Pinus insignis Pinus insignis Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Busaco’ with its first flowers on a newly planted group…

8th August

…remainder of the laurel hedge lost. Not happy! Pinus insignis Pinus insignis Pterocarya rhoifolia with attractive new growth. Pterocarya rhoifolia A group of three Betula insignis ssp. fangipanensis with bronze…

19th September

…sick last year after planting and after the cold in February. Now getting going and looking well. Pinus wallichiana Pinus wallichiana An odd mixture of Cotoneaster horizontalis on a wall…

9th June

…affinis ‘Cristata the King’ Pinus parviflora Pinus parviflora Pinus parviflora Podophyllum versipile ‘Spotty Dotty’ and Hosta sieboldiana ‘Frances Williams’. Podophyllum versipile ‘Spotty Dotty’ A mature plant of Ginkgo biloba ‘Menhir’…

26th July

…it all down as proposed? Pinus insignis Pinus insignis The large fallen limb on the ilex oak above the front door which fell in the rainstorm 10 days ago. ilex…