16th March

…at the edge of the massive new clearing (1) Another Quercus acuta at the edge of the massive new clearing (2) The new Chinese rhododendron collection has settled well and…

24th May

…well as the stand and given both Burncoose and Millais gold medals, while the group got a silver gilt medal for their stand. (Read details of gold award for Burncoose.)…

16th February

…‘Debutante’ Camellia ‘Debutante’ This is a windbreak hedge near the sea of the tough Ilex platyphylla. This tree rotted off at the base but still lives on through its many…

21st February

…tractor were to drive too near to the edge. landslide More burning up of fallen trees by the Green Gate. burning up Acacia melanoxylon just out above the front wall…

8th February

…in tight bud. Acacia melanoxylon Acacia melanoxylon 2019 – CHW A huge elderly Magnolia campbellii seedling coming out in the mist above Crinodendron Hedge. Magnolia campbellii seedling A newly planted…

21st May

…Bank. Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron decorum 2019 – CHW Silver gilt medal. Here are more pictures which Karol took of our stand as a whole with a few VIPs dotted about…

4th February

…the yellow form? Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ Pseudocydonia sinensis with, as usual, early new growth on the lawn edge. Pseudocydonia sinensis Then a big surprise. A few freak…

3rd August

…8-10ft. hollyhock Euonymus japonicus in flower as a clipped garden hedge. Euonymus japonicus Euonymus japonicus Euonymus japonicus Pears – ‘Doyenne du Comice’ is the one with clusters perhaps? Pears Pears…

17th September

…ominous looking mushrooms which I fear are growing on the roots of the Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ on the lawn. The fungi appear to be emerging from the very edge of…

13th September

…time of the year. Hamamelis vernalis ‘Sandra’ Hamamelis vernalis ‘Sandra’ Tricyrtis hirta has a most peculiar flower. Quite a good thing to jolly up the edge of the border in…