19th April

…morning. Rhododendron yunnanense Rhododendron yunnanense A visit to meet Lamorna Edith Cross, my third granddaughter aged one week. We did wet the baby’s head. granddaughter 2020 – CHW So we…

17th May

…‘inconclusive’. Many of those to be killed have healthy baby calves which will now have to be hand reared with milk in a bucket. Calves denied their mother are difficult…

3rd May

…– Hester’s baby at 3.15. About 100 there, 10 to 12 Americans. They saw Davidsonianum, Augustinii, Sinogrande, Williamsianum, Auklandii at thier best. Also many hybrids. Camellias over but odd flowers…

30th May

…of Tilia henryana to complete the Tilia leaf species photographs of a week or so ago. Tilia henryana Tilia henryana Tilia henryana Jaimie came across an 8in long baby grass…

31st December

…Eve gathering to christen Serena and Neil’s baby, Lamorna Edith Cross, on a reasonable day weather wise. New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve New…

10th November

…plant succumbed to cold winds. Hydrangea lobbii Baby lambs in White Styles filed. Our shooting parties are often surprised to see them in November but autumn lambing of Dorset ewes…

17th November

…her unborn baby and nearly ‘curtains’ at the bottom of the river for me. A bridge I have crossed in the same vehicle many times before but there we are….

31st August

…Magnolia kwangtungensis (Manglietia moto). Magnolia kwangtungensis The seed heads on Dipteronia sinensis have now gone pink. Dipteronia sinensis 2018 – CHW A tiny dead baby grass snake in the Rockery….