19th September

…last moment in this disgraceful fait accompli of ‘change’. My guess is we will end up paying a retired vicar to take our services and reduce our contributions to the…

6th July

moment! This is the 35th year I have completed this tedious and time consuming job.The clearance work above the top wall continues apace. Time for a good fire now I…

17th November

…drink! Never a dull moment in lockdown. 2019 – CHW A trip to look at the early flowering Camellia clump in the Auklandii Garden. These are all Camellia oleifera x…

8th February

…as it usually is. Prunus ‘Kursar’ The Tin Garden Magnolia campbellii is nearly out with, today, a little blue sky to show it off for a moment. Magnolia campbellii Magnolia…

1st September

…as the builders are concerned, but Western Power have still to make the full new electric connections, so occupancy will only be possible in one of them for the moment….

27th February

…over in a gale with half its roots out of the ground. Trachycarpus wagnerianus Earlier in the week a sad moment when the family of Pam Kitts placed a beautiful…

11th June

…these to cold before so this should be an exciting moment. Magnolia tamaulipana 2018 – CHW A catch up on the rhododendrons still out as the season ends. Starting above…

5th October

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW A colchicum in flower outside the anteroom. A brief moment before it…

31st May

…leading branch from the elderly Magnolia delavayi on the Main Ride crushing part of the equally elderly clump of Azalea ‘Hinodegiri’. Never a dull moment in the garden with no…