5th October

bamboo reflecting in the water. The clumps are established and the culms (stems) trimmed up each year to show their colour, texture and nodes. Bamboo classification and (re) naming has…

8th October

…magnolia in full leaf. We will send cutting material to Burncoose tomorrow. I promised a review of the newer bamboo species and how they have progressed in a year since…

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…

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…

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…

1st July

…Came from London after 3 weeks absence. Many Henonis [bamboo] only half grown, Nigra the same, waterlilies well on, no Nitida moving yet. Some of the tree ferns have only…

2nd July

…lot of roses open, Anna Alexis 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….

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…

23rd July

…on the very dwarf growing Hypericum olympicum ‘Citrinum’. Hypericum olympicum ‘Citrinum’ The ‘bamboo fern’, Coniogramme japonica ‘Flavomaculata’, are still tiny liners, but look exciting. Coniogramme japonica ‘Flavomaculata’ Lobelia ‘Tania’ sold…