18th April

…buds. Staphylea holocarpa Staphylea holocarpa Acer tegmentosum ‘Joe Witt’ just into leaf having been planted at Donkey Show in March. Acer tegmentosum ‘Joe Witt’ Acer tegmentosum ‘Joe Witt’ Berberis xanthoclada…

2nd April

…is good to see another with such nice white edging to the tepals. A bit wind battered and off colour high up (planted 2011). Magnolia ‘Joe McDaniel’ Magnolia ‘Joe McDaniel’…

31st March

…Memory’ full out with its drooping flowers. Magnolia ‘Wadas Memory’ Magnolia ‘Wadas Memory’ First flowering here of Magnolia ‘Joe McDaniel’. Large plant on the drive at Burncoose. Magnolia ‘Joe McDaniel’…

29th October

…would not grow this for autumn colour! Cotinus coggygria Cotinus coggygria Cotinus coggygria ‘Smoky Joe’ – hints of yellow in the darker red. Cotinus coggygria ‘Smoky Joe’ Cotinus coggygria ‘Smoky…

25th May

…we did on the Tuesday. Nothing much of note happens until the BBC turn up amazingly on time to film us in our tweeds on the RCMG stand with Joe

23rd May

…programme and that the winner would be revealed on the RHS website today with a press release sent out. So we watch Monty and Joe Swift on the Virtual Chelsea…

3rd May

…garden (National Trust) where we were met by the acting head gardener, Joe Whelan, and Philip Holmes. Here are a few outstanding plants from this 37 acre garden (and arboretum)…

26th May

…it is one of the key features of the one hour presentation and lasts about eight to ten minutes. They showed the bits filmed at Caerhays before the show, Joe

21st March

…yesterday a tour with Joe Sharp after the annual stockbroker meeting.One Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ nearly full out now with the flowers gently fading to white. And the other one nearby….

25th March

…the garden this week. Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ Then the second wrongly labelled magnolia. It is labelled ‘Joe McDaniel’ but is nothing like it. Another white with a…