8th October

…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’ had…

5th October

…for growing on herbaceous plants is now built and potting is commencing. Cost £10k which is about double what I was originally told. 2015 – CHW The newish bamboo plantings…

15th April

…I do not recollect 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…

15th May

…entries for the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition next week. The plants will also be featured prominently on the Burncoose stand.Fargesia murielae ‘Luca’ is an interesting novelty Bamboo

23rd May

…A clump of a rare bamboo species by Tin Garden has decided to flower and die. I need to look up which one. bamboo A baby rabbit annoys Jaimie while…

27th May

…know that cinnarbarinum and concatenans are both again flourishing at Caerhays. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group A young bamboo called Chusquea gigantea has decided to flower and…

29th June

…Betula ashburneri Unusual to see ripening seed pods so obvious on Berberis wilsonae. Berberis wilsonae Phyllostachys aurea ‘Argenteovariegata’ (probably ‘Albovariegata’ is the correct name) is not a bamboo I have…

1st July

…our best year 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…

2nd July

…Abelia floribunda very good. Several daffs not dead yet. No Nigra’s [bamboo] over 3 feet high. 1900 – JCW Romneya coutleri just opening, everything later than on the other side….

19th January

…hybrids. Turning cold. 1949 – CW First daffodil out – a wild hybrid by Fastuosa Bamboo. Few Rho var sutchuenense hybrids, a good many Camellias but no Reticulata – Hamamelis…