14th November

…‘Waverley’ still in full flower. Salvia ‘Waverley’ Salvia ‘Waverley’ Tibouchina urvilleana ‘Variegata’ Tibouchina urvilleana ‘Variegata’ Itea virginica ‘Merlot’ with autumn colours. Itea virginica ‘Merlot’ 2019 – CHW Camellia sasanqua ‘Dazzler’…

27th July

…few years ago. A good new Magnolia x veitchii and a ‘Sweet Merlot’ have taken hold. Row of HYDRANGEAS The absurdly named Hydrangea ‘Love you Kiss’ was an early forerunner…

21st February

…absolute best. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ The New Zealand Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ and a Magnolia campbellii Alba Group seedling growing side by side. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Flowers showing on Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’…

5th February

…laurel removal elsewhere along the top path in Old Park. elsewhere along the top path in Old Park A sweet chestnut trunk moved on into Lawn Field. sweet chestnut Horrendous…

19th July

sweet chestnut I have seen other than at Belvoir. sweet chestnut The new circle in the centre of what was the site of the original house. circle A few problems…

29th August

…to residential. Trevarrick Trevarrick Another potential conversion project for six units at Rescassa. Rescassa Squirrel damage on a young sweet chestnut in Old Park. sweet chestnut 2019 – CHW A…

23rd January

…three or four years from planting. Camellia ‘Cinnamon Candy’ Camellia ‘Cinnamon Candy’ First colour showing on Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ which was decimated by The Beast last year. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’…

4th September

…seed last year. Aesculus woerlitzensis In a year when there are almost no magnolia seeds after The Beast a surprising find on a young Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’. Note ripe yet…

5th September

…Secondary flowers on Magnolia ‘Susan’. Magnolia ‘Susan’ Magnolia ‘Susan’ Ditto on Rhododendron ‘Yellow Hammer’. Rhododendron ‘Yellow Hammer’ Odd secondary flowers on the hard pruned Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’…

23rd February

…‘Sweet Sixteen’. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Stachyurus lancifolia has sprung open earlier than usual. Now renamed Stachyurus praecox var. matsuzakii according to Hilliers who say it is tender and gets cut…