27th April

…A welcome new addition to the kalmia offering and early flowering for a kalmia. Kalmia polifolia ‘Newfoundland’ Kalmia polifolia ‘Newfoundland’ Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is rather taller growing than I had…

28th April

…Magnolia x loebneri ‘Wildcat’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Wildcat’ Surprisingly early to see a flower on Magnolia x wieseneri ‘Aashild Kalleberg’. Magnolia x wieseneri ‘Aashild Kalleberg’ Kalmia polifolia full out. Kalmia

31st May

…as it is new but did not. Aconitum ‘Stainless Steel’ Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymans Silver’ – a gorgeous new one to me. Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymans Silver’ Kalmia latifolia ‘Snowdrift’…

21st June

…kousa and walteri, Kalmia, Euonymus wilsonii, Styrax japonica (at its best) ditto Magnolia macrophylla – Mag sieboldii. Camellia mathotiana alba in two places flower vase worthy. A good soak yesterday….

4th February

…Rhododendron moorii out early. It was in fact Rhododendron irroratum. Rhododendron irroratum Rhododendron ‘Seta’ full out by the Tennis Court. Rather aged plants now overgrown by the Kalmia latifolia. Rhododendron…

17th February

…give summer colour. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is the centrepiece with Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’, Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’, Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’ and Magnolia ‘Mighty Mouse’ included as well. A new kalmia planting…

4th August

…out is Hoheria glabrata hidden away by the castanopsis. The flower clusters resemble the shape of a (pendant) kalmia in bud. The tree (12-15ft) at Burncoose is ancient but never…