28th March

…Not exactly early for this rhodo as I have said before. Rhododendron cilpinense Rhododendron cilpinense Rhododendron cilpinense Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ is now full out after eight weeks of showing some colour….

17th February

cilpinense still in bud. Rhododendron cilpinense I think this is Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ but may be wrong and it is similar to Hamamelis ‘Brevipetala’. It looks faintly orange…

2nd March

…and cilpinense ‘Ostara’ and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ ‘Ostara’ and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ cilpinense and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ cilpinense and ‘Bric-a-Brac’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ at the entrance to Burncoose Garden. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Huge…

8th March

cilpinense just out at the cash point entrance to the garden. Not yet showing at Burncoose or on the main ride. Rhododendron cilpinense Rhododendron cilpinense Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ starting to come…

12th March

…Rhododendron cilpinense Rhododendron cilpinense I think this is Boquila trifoliata outside the back yard with buds and copious new growth appearing. It is supposed to flower in the autumn or…

11th March

…alba seedling and Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Rhododendron cilpinense and Rhododendron moupinense at the entrance to the gardens. These are seldom full out at the same time together. Rhododendron cilpinense and…

24th March

…The rare Camellia glabsipetala. Camellia glabsipetala Camellia glabsipetala Labelled Camellia japonica species? Camellia japonica species Camellia japonica species Quercus agrifolia in flower. Quercus agrifolia Quercus agrifolia Quercus agrifolia Rhododendron cilpinense

20th February

…on Rhododendron cilpinense. Rhododendron cilpinense Camellia x williamsii ‘Galaxie’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Galaxie’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ would normally be out by now but, thankfully, the buds look fine and unfrosted….

25th February

…Sprung in Cornwall’. The coldest day of the year by far today with worse to come. Magnolia campbellii Magnolia campbellii Rhododendron cilpinense is just out. Rhododendron cilpinense Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ now…

30th July

…and all were fine plants growing in semi shade on a hillside. casualties of nice species casualties of nice species casualties of nice species Rhododendron cilpinense was however a survivor…