25th December

…sunny Christmas Day! Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ out for Christmas as usual – well just the odd twig here and there really! Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ The darker of the two original wild collected…

31st December

…insipid really. One would only grow it to have a rhodo out on Christmas Day and it was not quite this year! Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas

2nd April

…flowering three months late in this peculiar year. Not bad though. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Distylum myricoides ‘Blue Cascade’ with its first flowers and new growth. Still to…

17th December

…tinge which makes the clump at Burncoose hedge so attractive. A poor neighbour to ‘Winter Intruder’. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Next door again are a fine young clump…

5th January

…not noticed the potted plants in the nursery performing yet either. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Even earlier than usual (and perhaps disastrously so) Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’ is more…

28th January

…we saw recently on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rabbit damage to the base of a 12-15ft tall young Sequoiadendron giganteum. Sequoiadendron giganteum Intense flowering on a…

2nd March

…point: praecox and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ praecox and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ praecox and ‘Christmas Cheer’ praecox and ‘Christmas Cheer’ ‘Ostara’ and cilpinense ‘Ostara’ and cilpinense ‘Ostara’ and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ ‘Ostara’ and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ cilpinense and ‘Bric-a-Brac’…

26th December

…emerging on Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’. It was late last year too but is normally on time. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ The elderly and nearly dead (after 20 to 25 years) Daphne…

17th January

…bud and flower with some wind damage. Camellia ‘Duchess Decazes’ Camellia ‘Duchess Decazes’ Rather puny flowers (and late!) on this poor form of Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ More…

26th January

…once a week since Christmas. Magnolia ‘Todd’s Forty Niner’ Magnolia ‘Todd’s Forty Niner’ Magnolia ‘Todd’s Forty Niner’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ now full out above the greenhouse. Rather late this year….