19th March

…weekend.A radio interview about the VMH and Isla Rose Plantation at Radio Cornwall.On my return from Truro the snow had nearly all gone. snow had nearly all gone snow had…

5th April

…few new magnolias flowering. The grandchildren picking pheasant eggs in the laying pens yesterday. Easter eggs for all! The first batch will go into the incubator next Friday. We all

12th May

…the size properly here of Michelia x foggii ‘Allspice’. 20-25ft. Michelia x foggii ‘Allspice’ Rhododendron ‘Pushy Purple’ just planted above the shop. A very strange colour mix which I first…

30th March

all taken a huge amount of time and effort. Karol now has a gigantic plant database with pictures of all manner of different plants. Those we do not currently stock…

23rd March

…in this clearing have now all been identified. The wedding magnolias nearly all survive to grace the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project dinner (175 people) in the wedding tent for a…

23rd May

…exceptionally high overall and we are not alone in winning gold. Or is it that there are so few outside gardens this year of such absurd and poor quality that…

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?…

11th April

…we have left here is all near white with faint pink markings. All much the same, all very dull and unremarkable and largely not worth growing except ‘Mags Pirouette’. So…

22nd April

…‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ First flower on Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ is a bit battered but a fine colour. A New Zealand hybrid I assume. A bit like…

28th March

…Caerhays cross and its sister is ‘Golden Oriole’ var Busaco which has more of an orange tinge. Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole var Talavera’ Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole var Talavera’ Beside it Cornus…