1st April

…but probably worth Asia propagating. Camellia reticulata ‘Red Crystal’ Camellia reticulata ‘Red Crystal’ The first native bluebell I have seen (half) out. bluebell A few dullish new and rare conifers…

1st January

…1904 – JCW C Imperati open, coum half open, one or two Stylosa, several Nobleanum, Erica is open, Aconite open, many blue primroses, a few daffodils, P megasoefolia very good,…

13th July

…hollyhocks hollyhocks A 150 year old apple tree on its last legs – extraordinary. apple tree The garden is half on chalk and half on green limestone. Here is Hydrangea…

12th February

…half a yew and some large magnolia branches. The tree looks very rotten in its base and was one on the list for the tree surgeon. However it is not…

27th May

…had corona everyone seems to have missed the news that corona deaths have fallen to nearly 100 per day. Half a million more unemployed for every week that lockdown continues?…

23rd May

…flower. A Cornish champion tree which split in half a few years ago but is reshooting well and suckering from the base. Attractive leaves too. Burncoose has nice plants of…

23rd March

…Emperor, many Horsfieldii, the first D Yorke, King Alfred half, G Bell half, Dante a few. 1898 – JCW Some (Narcissi) G Mundi’s out, Torch open (one), one F Wilson,…

8th April

…50% behind last year in terms of visitor numbers.Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ is performing better than I dared imagine. Only six weeks ago half the buds were black / dead /…

3rd April

…showed in this diary. Some old leaves have dropped off now but not the flowers as yet. ‘Fairy Blush’ beside it still with no colour at all and half the…

24th February

…cross dates from 1951 and it first flowered in the early 1960s.Attached is the entry which will now this year be submitted for registration together with half a dozen pictures…