5th October

…2015 – CHW The newish bamboo plantings in Kennel Close have grown so well and look so superb I thought it might merit a whole day trip to record them…

8th October

…send cutting material to Burncoose tomorrow. I promised a review of the newer bamboo species and how they have progressed in a year since they were last photographed:Hibanobambusa tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’…

1st July

…for this last. 1898 – JCW Came from London after 3 weeks absence. Many Henonis [bamboo] only half grown, Nigra the same, waterlilies well on, no Nitida moving yet. Some…

23rd May

…Cornish Cruisers Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Cory’ has flowered nicely by the Playhouse. Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Cory’ Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Cory’ Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Cory’ A clump of a rare bamboo

27th May

…flourishing at Caerhays. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group A young bamboo called Chusquea gigantea has decided to flower and die in Kennel Close just when it was…

15th May

…will also be featured prominently on the Burncoose stand.Fargesia murielae ‘Luca’ is an interesting novelty Bamboo bred by Frank Schnupper in Germany and exhibited in public for the first time…

15th April

…planting this species here. Bamboo shoots Bamboo shoots Then off to Penvergate. This is the first flowering of Paulownia fortunei. One of the nice surprises of the year as I…

2nd July

…an easy first, but they are old plants, Abelia floribunda very good. Several daffs not dead yet. No Nigra’s [bamboo] over 3 feet high. 1900 – JCW Romneya coutleri just…

4th July

…The new bamboo glade with many little-known species is taking hold. Yes there is a spring section to the garden here but the South African plantings are outstanding June/July and…

19th January

…a few flowers for some time. Rho ririei out and a few early hybrids. Turning cold. 1949 – CW First daffodil out – a wild hybrid by Fastuosa Bamboo. Few…