15th February

…New to the Burncoose catalogue this year. The foliage has a slightly silvery hue on the underside of the leaves Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Sorbus hedlundii still has…

8th February

…at Caerhays. Rhododendron sutchuanense Rhododendron sutchuanense Eurya japonica also full out with its horrid smell. Again six weeks or so before I would expect this to be out here. Eurya

3rd March

…sulphureum Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Callistemon pallidus – even more absurdly early. Callistemon pallidus Hydrangea lobbii – likewise! Hydrangea lobbii Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ Magnolia ‘Royal…

5th March

Eurya japonica in the Rookery which readily self-seeds itself around and about. Eurya japonica A large camellia blew over and has been re-uprighted on Rookery Path but it now needs…

20th June

…indicums, flowers are random and not all out at once. Eurya japonica Eurya japonica – cannot now find the seed pods but never mind. Rhododendron maddenii Rhododendron maddenii This clump…

12th April

…from Windsor coming into leaf – Acer ‘Valley Phantom’ with exceptional white bark to follow presumably. Acer ‘Valley Phantom’ Acer ‘Valley Phantom’ Eurya japonica just out – tiny flowers. Eurya

19th June

…the developing seed clusters on Eurya japonica. When I was about 18 I was asked to write an article for the Cornwall Garden Society journal about rare trees at Caerhays…