12th February

…paddock. Magnolia Charles Raffill is showing but not much. Magnolia sprengeri Diva ‘Burncoose’ Nothing even showing colour in the magnolia avenue above the tennis court or above it and nothing…

15th July

…unnecessarily ruined (while many football followers take no notice) but resigned to compliance. Learning to live with COVID is the new ‘normal’. Fortunately neither of us does have COVID after…

6th January

…x williamsii seedling full out outside the Carlton Club. Shows up well today from the road after a period of no wind and no frost. I do not remember it…

16th November

…Dream’ I think. A pale colour and variable mainly semi double flowers. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Dream’ Berries turning colour now in profusion on Ilex perado subsp. perado. Ilex perado subsp….

18th April

…New growth frosted on one, but not on its neighbour and the third plant has not put on any growth yet. All in seven square meters and the frosted plant…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…windows, ivy, balustrade a health hazard. back of the main house Myrtle seedlings clipped on a bank to about 18 inches. Myrtle seedlings The second derelict stable block with no

30th January

…does (Rh. moupinense x Rh. chrysodoron). ‘Maisie’ is registered with the Rhododendron Society but this one is not. Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Unnoticed until now Rhododendron ‘Crossbill’ is suddenly full out. I…

15th May

…In addition, the plant is hardy and requires little or no maintenance. It is hardy to -20°.This plant will be available to pre-order by mail order only on the Burncoose…

10th February

…sutchuenense in flower but they are not quite out yet. In the diary in the 1920s they were very often full out before now. Secondly I had stupidly forgotten to…

3rd April

not yet caught on over here. It certainly will with a colour like this in an April flowering tree (probably May upcountry in a normal year). Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’…