3rd August

…put more energy into the fruits. plums plums Mr Caws with his pride and joy (still sober)! The crop of sweet pea flowers is nearly over but a better crop…

31st January

…Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ above the rireii opening is showing colour. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ (Lanarth seedling) now has several flowers out but they are rather pale compared to…

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…

16th July

…now bare soil. This is a perennial. Senecio jacobaea Senecio jacobaea Hypericum androsaemum, Sweet Amber, is a native shrubby perennial. The nursery sells improved forms of this Hypericum species but…

1st November

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW Sweet chestnuts covered in fruits but the seeds themselves are small this…

29th September

…in the village. Cotoneaster bullatus Much hassle yesterday from the Forestry Commission. A couple of years ago there was a scare about a new disease in sweet chestnuts. The Forestry…

9th April

…The reversions growing out of the top need removing. Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pendulum’ Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pygmaeum’ A gnarled old sweet chestnut that may or may not have passed the annual health…

11th May

…Euphorbia stygiana A very late flower on Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ after its drought/cold dieback and pruning last year. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Vesta’ at its very best. Enkianthus campanulatus…

17th April

…leaf showing. The colour has faded but the flowers have lasted at least five weeks this year. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Still a few flowers on Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ which we…

8th March

…Harold Hillier’ Magnolia ‘Sir Harold Hillier’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ with plenty of buds high up. A very columnar habit. Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ now at its best and…