30th July

…doing well. Of Quercus affinis and Quercus rugosa there is no sign. Major casualties because of minimal care and maintenance on the periphery of the garden. One cannot help admiring…

12th September

…figure come from? You may find this hard to believe, but this figure emerged by mistake. A pretty major thing to make a mistake about, but that’s what happened. Such…

25th July

…macrophylla growing away quickly. Ehretia macrophylla Sizygium smithii still has attractive new growth. Sizygium smithii Juglans major (Juglans elaeopyren now) is getting away nicely. Juglans major Lithocarpus dealbatus not so…

7th September

…sylvatica. Nyssa sylvatica Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa…

1st April

…you have no idea if they are enjoying it or not. Feedback positive! webinar webinar A visit to Trewithen to see the major new projects in the garden. A generational…

4th December

…of the leaves finally fell in the first major storm of the autumn last Saturday. Leaf blowing The new incinerator is now installed at the farm but not yet commissioned….

1st December

…Mahonia japonica First flower out on Vinca major growing under and through Picea omorika. Once there was a clump of Magnolia grandiflora here which died of cold but the vinca…

8th July

…Last year this was a huge 6-7ft tall clump of Melianthus major. The cold has reduced it just to a couple of tiny shoots from the old roots. Mostly dead….

21st April

…concentrated boredom. I do not get the impression that many people in the country are actually doing much work in isolation and this may well become a major problem for…

14th December

…with flower in a tunnel. Solarium jasminum ‘Album’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ just out. Other varieties still to show colour. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’ still with plenty…