31st January

…Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia ‘Duchess Decazes’ Camellia ‘Duchess Decazes’ Camellia Duchess D has ‘sported’ pure pink at the top Camellia Duchess D Camellia ‘Apollo’ – again with the irregular…

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…

13th March

…Camellia reticulate ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ with its first flower opening. Camellia reticulate ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ Camellia ‘Kick Off’ just starting too. Camellia ‘Kick Off’ Camellia ‘Kick Off’ Camellia ‘Black Lace’…

20th May

of Rutland doing something odd with paeonies in a bath right next to our stand. Some disruption caused (by me). Duchess of Rutland The painted (and largely naked) lady who…

30th April

…a good bit of refutation of one of the many COVID conspiracy theories floating about in the ether of social media: Confirmation of what was suspected – click here Nobel…

29th July

…Georges Hut some self sown seedlings of Rhododendron ‘Polar Bear’ growing out of the stump of a long dead Pinus radiata are just coming out. The very last big flowered…

8th April

…still does today. The hope was that by growing more named varieties of camellia a new market could be opened up for the sale of camellia buds and sprays of

26th September

…in late September on a day of meetings at Burncoose. Kniphofia rooperi has regularly been the last of the red hot pokers to flower. Kniphofia rooperi Lobelia ‘Compton Pink’ was…

5th May

…list of names with descriptions of just a word or two. Azalea ‘Northern Hi-Lights’ Two Rhododendron heliolepsis of which one is much darker than the other. Rhododendron heliolepsis Rhododendron heliolepsis…

24th March

…decided to close completely and we ‘furlough’ our 13 fulltime staff and lay off a similar number of subcontractors who will have to fend for themselves with a government handout….