11th March

…where to have the bonfire is not obvious as yet without doing even more damage. We cannot have a fire in the nursery and expect to carry on using it…

19th July

…Herreswater. Gallium album Gallium album Deutzia pulchra just going over. Deutzia pulchra Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’ by the bonfire with just a few flowers left. This plant is now too…

22nd November

…black bees I have missed most of the Nyssa colours this year. Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ is leafless but this one still has some colour. Nyssa with autumn colour Nyssa…

19th April

…we can plant another tree fern as well. A squirrel eating young shoots in the oak tree above joined the bonfire. stone circle stone circle The Amomyrtus luma trees look…

9th November

…boldus Peumus boldus 2016 – CHW Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ on Burns Bank is superb in the sun. This is a new entry in the 2017 Burncoose catalogue and will…

4th November

…well. The redder one is ‘Wisley Bonfire’. Nyssa trees Nice ripening seedpods on one of the old original (white) Rhododendron arboreums. Rhododendron arboreums Rhododendron arboreums Jaimie has uplifted the lower…

24th February

…scabrida Chusquea culeou’Foxtail Bamboo’ ( seedlings from Wisley) Indocalamus latifolius Indocalamus (Sasa) tesselatus Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’ Phyllostachys aureosulcata’Spectabilis’ Phyllostachys bambusoides’Castillonis Inversa’ Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens Thamnocalamus crassinodus ‘Kew Beauty’ Thamnocalamus crassinodus ‘Merlyn’…

29th August

…here on this multi-stemmed tree. Sassafras albidum Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ with now ripe fruits. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ 2017 – CHW Sinowilsonia henryi has still…

18th June

…stalk. I had wondered how it was identifiable. Styrax grandiflorus Styrax grandiflorus Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ just turning colour. Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Styrax officinalis not…

12th February

…tidy up around the, once record tree, Pinus pinaster which fell a year or so ago. Pinus pinaster When having a bonfire in strong winds near other plants cut a…