19th March

…Plantation at Radio Cornwall.On my return from Truro the snow had nearly all gone. snow had nearly all gone snow had nearly all gone snow had nearly all gone snow…

12th May

…Magnolia ‘Illini Gold’. Magnolia ‘Illini Gold’ Acer sterculiaceum subsp. sterculiaceum in Kennel Close. The same bronzy hue and more regularly three lobes to the young leaves. Acer sterculiaceum subsp. sterculiaceum…

5th April

…2008 (another three died along the way). Several are 10-15ft tall and one is nearer 30ft. Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis has enormous catkins all over the tree and the bark…

22nd April

…not bad. We have another somewhere I think but cannot remember. Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ First flower on Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ is a bit battered but…

23rd May

…Iris sibirica ‘Fran’s Gold’, despite everything came fourth! Iris sibirica ‘Fran’s Gold’ The Queen and our new RHS president, Mr Weed (call me Keith please), in an electric popemobile pass…

29th May

…in Bond Street. So a trip to locate them I am really not sure which species of allium this is growing outside the front gate. Perhaps Allium trifoliatum? Allium trifoliatum?…

23rd March

…later than the rest of the garden so a trip to see them today. By no means all out as yet.Camellia x williamsii ‘Water Lily’ has an upright and tall

30th March

…roots and stones from the newly cleared area around the Tin Garden. Yesterday it all got rotavated to level it all off ready for planting next week. This will be…

11th April

…Another Pickards hybrid I suppose all the early pinks were frosted out but what we have left here is all near white with faint pink markings. All much the same,…

24th May

…(Read details of gold award for Burncoose.) Everyone is very happy. In the main marquee it turns out there are 67 gold medals which is an all-time record and probably…