12th February

…its base and was one on the list for the tree surgeon. However it is not that big a job as it is a long thin trunk with not much…

13th July

…from the lawn they show up well, or would without the dead aucuba! three big batches of hydrangeas three big batches of hydrangeas Just seen a bullfinch from the window…

31st December

…ash branch by Rookery Gate. Not a big job to clear it up. ash branch by Rookery Gate Crataegus austivalis still has plenty of leaf. Crataegus austivalis The cones on…

2nd April

big leafed species the flowers fade so quickly that unless you catch them just out it is hard to know which is which by colour anyway. Rhododendron eximium is next…

5th December

…is a big one. Looking at these two young plants with, as yet, unstraightened stems which are heavily staked one can clearly see why the problem arises. young plants young…

21st May

…a big empty hole behind the cash point. So a hasty trip to Hillier’s to beg half a dozen big evergreen ‘things’ to fill the hole. Hillier’s have over 20…

16th March

…are white inside. Magnolia ‘Big Dude’ Magnolia ‘Big Dude’ Magnolia ‘Big Dude’ A first flowering for the newly planted Camellia ‘Scentsation’. It is a japonica variety and I got no…

14th April

…the new growth. A big tree now with a huge spread. Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Olearia solandri ‘Aurea’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ is more ‘gold’ in bud than when…

1st April

…Hut. Magnolia ‘Albatross’ Magnolia ‘Albatross’ Magnolia ‘Albatross’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ is showing colour too further along the path. No damage! Magnolia ‘Atlas’ Surprisingly the big leafed Rhododendron suoilenhense is opening fast….

20th February

…and furry/hairy new growth Betula skvortsovii Betula utilis ‘Chris Lane’: Black – big white calcocils Betula utilis dark form: Black – small white calcocils Betula utilis ‘Melony Sanders’: Very red…