17th March

…at Portholland emerges from the canopy cover and scaffolding to reveal £200k of new roof. new roof Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ full out today at the nursery. Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ Prunus…

10th April

…maudiae Michelia maudiae Wonderful Telopeas in full flower too in the nursery:‘Shady Lady White’ TELOPEA ‘Shady Lady White’ TELOPEA ‘Shady Lady White’ ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ TELOPEA ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ TELOPEA ‘Braidwood Brilliant’…

11th July

…Musa velutina Musa velutina Agapanthus ‘Brilliant Blue’ was another good dark form not seen before. Agapanthus ‘Brilliant Blue’ Agapanthus ‘Brilliant Blue’ Acanthus hungaricus is not a species which Burncoose stocks…

29th March

…shy flowerer but not this year. The cold has had certain side benefits perhaps. Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ 2017 – CHW This is the unnamed Symplocus species which…

16th August

…pots to go in the borders next year – many Lilium ‘Stargazer’. Lilies Lilies 2019 – CHW Meanwhile at home Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliant’ in the Isla Rose Plantation is covered…

20th November

…‘Rhapsody in Pink’ Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ with a wonderful mix of autumn colour. Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ Cornus florida ‘Daybreak’ Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ and it is! Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ Another new…

6th September

…Busy Bees Garden Centre. I fear it will be tricky to grow well. Daphne odora ‘Mae-jima’ Daphne odora ‘Mae-jima’ Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’ – one forgets just how showy these can…

8th November

…Pterocarya fraxinifolia are now brown and ripe. The leaves on the top of the tree have fallen but still nice brilliant yellow colours lower down. Pterocarya fraxinifolia Pterocarya fraxinifolia Pterocarya…

10th September

brilliant autumn yellowing. Just look at how intricately these leaves interrelate and combine together. Ginko biloba Ginko biloba 2015 – CHW A group of three newly planted hypericum are flowering…

18th February

…JCW Just as in 1919, just a few Camellia japonica open. 1919 – JCW Wilson’s Cotoneaster salicifolia is most brilliant and Mr Ivey says it has been since Christmas. Moupinense,…