15th May

…Isla Rose Plantation. Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ Ceanothus thrysiflorus ‘Snow Showers’ 2019 – CHW To Burncoose to sort out what to cut from here for Chelsea….

8th April

…suckers like this? Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ on a rockery bed. Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ The rare Ceanothus cuneatus var ramulosus which we should stock. Ceanothus

17th April

…Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Ceanothus ‘Puget Blue’ Ceanothus ‘Puget Blue’ Two camellias still with decent flowers despite a month’s heat and sun: Camellia x williamsii ‘Tristram Carlyon’ Camellia x…

Irish trip April 2018

…to collect Thomas Methuen-Campbell. Osmanthus delavayi full out and looking fine. One of four in square beds featuring a magnolia. Osmanthus delavayi Osmanthus delavayi Typical snow damage on Ceanothus thyrsiflorus…

14th December

…backhouseana just out. Correa backhouseana Correa backhouseana Correa harrisii just starting to fade. Correa harrisii Correa harrisii Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ with flowers. Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ The magnolia tunnel all tidied…

6th April

…rather wind battered clump of Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ starting to come out. Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ More overnight frost really has cut back the Gunnera manicata by the dog kennels but…