18th March

…Tregothnan. This was bred by David Trehane and is similar to ‘Debbie’ but rather darker. Camellia x williamsii ‘Laura Boscawen’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Laura Boscawen’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ looking very fine…

1st August

…place at the entrance went to Rudbeckia lac. ‘Goldquelle’. Rudbeckia lac. ‘Goldquelle’ Rudbeckia lac. ‘Goldquelle’ Penstemon ‘Laura’ was attractive. Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Czar’ was not bad…

24th February

…Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Elizabeth Holman’ is really good and this is (I think) its first flowering after planting in 2014. It was a ‘Lanarth’ seedling…

29th February

…origin of this. First flowering and rather battered by the wind but quite acceptable and stripy. Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ Magnolia dawsoniana (graft from Caerhays original apparently) –…

20th March

…On the train to London for the Garden Society dinner. Very few flowering plants on show for obvious reasons and no magnolias at all. Evelyn Boscawen had a nice display…

25th February

…in 1955. First of only a few flowers. true Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ – not as good as Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ but not far off. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Laura

26th March

…is more white in flower than this one. Magnolia x veitchii ‘Isca’ Magnolia x veitchii ‘Isca’ 2018 – CHW A garden tour in the evening with Evelyn Boscawen and Jonathon…

29th March

…severe westerly gale. A large piece of scaffolding on the house falls down over lunch (in the excellent pub at Ruan Lanihorne). Evelyn Boscawen has a row with the scaffolders…

15th April

…the metropolitan liberal elite! A few days before we get Robert Peston and Laura Kuenssberg on that but it is coming. A trip to The Vean to see that all…

16th April

…the government and officials at 4.30pm every day have you noticed that the great Laura Kuenssberg and Robert Peston et al ask multiple questions to which they never listen to…