16th March

…colour. Magnolia x thompsoniana Magnolia x thompsoniana Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ will look better when the new growth emerges. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’…

6th May

…nivalis ‘Park Cover’ Podocarpus nivalis ‘Park Cover’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ just starting to live up to its name. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘County Park Fire’ not quite into new growth…

18th July

…the year and is well worth propagating. Podocarpus ‘Chameleon’ Podocarpus ‘Chocolate Box’ is a rockery plant really. Two casualties out of five planted. Podocarpus ‘Chocolate Box’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ doing…

17th August

…‘Melua Pink’ and Monarda ‘Melua Violet’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Forest’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Forest’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Romance’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Romance’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Embers’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Embers’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Flame’ Rudbeckia ‘Enchanted Flame’…

15th May

…the fun of writing this diary is sorting out little puzzles like this for oneself. Very good at Burncoose today were: Escallonia ‘Glowing Embers’ Escallonia ‘Glowing Embers’ Beschorneria calciola Beschorneria…

5th November

…with visitors since 4th July when the last lockdown formally ended. Guests in our holiday lets are (surprisingly) allowed to stay on if they wish under the rules rather than…

28th March

…the flu jab which many of us have every year when prompted or, as we wish, in a free society. [I am now told that the missive is entirely ‘fake…

29th July

…in high regard by early Rhododendron Society members (formed 1916). Perhaps the subject for another research paper one day. However I think that next summer’s articles for publication might be…

26th February

…next spring. 2019 – CHW To Tregullow to look at large new planting areas with James Williams and then on to the nursery to select the wish list to fill…

1st July

…Petty’ Cornus kousa ‘Miss Petty’ Another group of three of the very late flowering Azalea ‘June Fire’. As dark a red as you could wish for. Below the rubbish dump….