27th February

‘Big Dude’ x M. ‘Vulcan’. Annoyingly the label has vanished but clearly one of the sprengeri – middle above Hovel Cart Road. M. ‘Big Dude’ x M. ‘Vulcan’ M. ‘Big

24th April

…the new pen above Kitchen Garden. x Sorbonaria fallax ‘Likjornaja’ in bud still (Sorbus x Aronia). A peculiar bi-generic hybrid but not as dull or uninteresting as you might think…

23rd August

big Parviflora and the big Sinensis have late flowers and Saluenensis – several Lapagerias and cyclamen. Fuchsias good but feel the heavy rains of the last weeks. 1916 – JCW…

12th May

…new growth on Bignonia capreolata. Bignonia capreolata New covering over the camellias and rhododendrons. Some rotten wood to replace. New covering over the camellias and rhododendrons Hydrangea ‘Yulika’ – our…

2nd May

…not quite pure. We showed it at Rosemoor last year but I cannot remember the expert’s conclusions. big leafed rhododendron big leafed rhododendron As it rains we rush back home…

12th April

…var. platypetala What is this (I suspect) euonymus? A big tree behind the Camellia tsai plantation. My guess is Euonymus myrianthus. Euonymus myrianthus Euonymus myrianthus Euonymus myrianthus Euonymus myrianthus Daphniphyllum…

18th February

…Field (two acres) at Burncoose. It does not look a big pile but there are 60 different yellow magnolias here! In 20 years’ time quite an addition to the woodland…

15th September

…too much damage but it frightened the house visitors! big limb has cracked off an oak big limb has cracked off an oak A few big seeds setting on Styrax…

2nd August

…many on big Parviflora, and on all 3 evergreen Mag on big wall. Rho didymum very good in places. Romneya at its best. There has been a lot of rain…

29th January

…growth last year all on Sinogrande walk. big leafed rhododendrons big leafed rhododendrons big leafed rhododendrons big leafed rhododendrons Tree fern fronds frosted more than for several winters by the…