31st January

…aquisargentii Hammamellis x intermedia ‘Diane’ full out. Hammamellis x intermedia ‘Diane’ Hammamellis ‘Arnold Promise’ is an unusual shape and just going over. Hammamellis ‘Arnold Promise’ Sycopsis sinensis is an evergreen….

13th September

…Stachyurus praecox One forgets how good the Hamamelis autumn colour can be too. Here Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Also Hamamelis vernalis ‘Sandra’. This is…

23rd April

…Lonicera tatarica ‘Hacks Red’ or ‘Arnold Red’ Lonicera tatarica ‘Hacks Red’ or ‘Arnold Red’ A well pruned and manicured old wisteria with no specific name. Can we identify what it…

24th March

…‘Red Dragon’ for several years with many promises from Holland and Italy. At last we have some very small plants. Much better colour than the normal yellow one. Edgewarthia chrysantha…

6th August

…died in 1818 so Jim was nearly right! It is possible that a US species did come to Caerhays perhaps from the Arnold Arboretum. However, far more likely is that…

1st April

…the plant (52 years old) growing beside the conservatory at Burncoose and bred by Arnold Dance. A wonderful gift from a most remarkable magnolia artist. I doubt it will photograph…

23rd March

…early evening light. You can just see a tiny hint of pink at the base of the flower and the pollen bearing anthers are pink too. Arnold Dance (former head…

18th November

…A seedling Cornus alternifolia self sown beside the original on Bond Street has promise as autumn colour with a few inner leaves turning yellow. However most of the upper leaves…

6th January

…yet of shedding its leaves. The stem shows promise and the leaves have an unusual shape and stance on the tree. I think alniphyllum are classed as styracaceae. Alniphyllum aff…

19th February

promise of being very nice, one bloom each on Magnolia kobus and Magnolia denudata. 1911 – JCW Wilsons conifers etc soon here, and last week at Werrington. 1908 – JCW…