18th July

…visit.Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ – squat growing and double white flowers Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ Agapanthus ‘Double Diamond’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Charlotte’ Agapanthus ‘Moonlight Star’ Agapanthus ‘Moonlight Star’ Agapanthus ‘Moonlight…

26th May

Decade success: ‘much more distinguished than a tap on the shoulder from the president even though the BBC failed to acknowledge the democratic vote – typical’ ‘an accolade for Cornwall,…

9th May

deep red. Rhododendron ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ Rhododendron ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ The first yellowish royalii hybrid is out but not the pink one next to it. yellowish royalii hybrid…

17th April

…three weeks ago. Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ The Rhododendron ‘Emma Williams’ clump below Tin Garden is at its best and, against a…

25th March

…rare oddments I suddenly spot a really good large Paeony form double red camellia amid the ancient Camellia japonicas outside the back yard. It is a bit like ‘Mathotiana Rubra’…

12th April

…‘Debut’ – a very full double I had not seen before. Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata (hybrid) ‘Red Chrystal’ – a darkish red single but late flowering….

5th March

…Perfume’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ Magnolia denudata ‘Double Diamond’. Not really a full double but more tepals than in conventional M. denudata. The plant at Burncoose is labelled M. denudata ‘Dubbel’…

23rd April

…2) in the Isla Rose Plantation. The unusual double flowered Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron Johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Isla Rose meets a cow who isn’t excited…

5th May

…trunk of a dead Pinus insignis is being invaded with strands of honey fungus as you can see but leaving deliberate deadwood like this provides much for woodpeckers to do…

11th July

…(perhaps) flowers. A very good deutzia which I put a close second to Deutzia ‘Strawberry Fields’; quite a bit later into flower too than most other deutzia species and not…