5th January

…Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’ The last fruits on Cornus capitata which remain more or less uneaten. I have never seen them last into the New Year before. Cornus capitata The first…

15th December

…on the last of the fruits on Cornus capitata. Normally a feast for squirrels (25 in the last fortnight with aniseed mixed in with the bird food) but the crows…

28th October

…an excellent find. Sorbus folgneri ‘Emiel’ ‘Strawberries’ on Cornus ‘Gloria Birkett’. These are quite small in comparison to those seen on Cornus capitata seen 10 days ago. ‘Gloria Birkett’ is…

6th November

…as usual. unnamed Camellia x williamsii Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’ has some autumn colour but nothing special. Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’ The largest Cornus capitata has blown over and broken all but…

28th June

…Cornus capitata is an equally good show today also above the greenhouse. Cornus capitata Photinia glabra (?) has a few flowers. Confirming the identity of this one was a puzzle…

30th December

…nobleanum Rhododendron nobleanum Cornus capitata above Bond Street still in nearly full green leaf. Cornus capitata First couple of flowers on Camellia ‘Debbie’. Camellia ‘Debbie’ The first snowdrops break cover…

21st September

…ripe ‘strawberry’ fruits. We must have got on top of the squirrels as they delight in these and I once saw a dozen stripping one large Cornus capitata tree. Cornus…