29th July

…South Africa. Melianthus leaves all right (although green) but look at the flower colour! Melianthus villosus Melianthus villosus Melianthus villosus Melianthus villosus Muehlenbeckia complexa with a flower! No idea if…

9th August

…confertiflora Melianthus villosus setting seed. This was grown from seed from Ventnor Botanic Garden. Not as tall growing as Melianthus major but very attractive in flower which I missed here….

28th July

…and just coming out. Clerodendron trochotomum Clerodendron trochotomum Clerodendron trochotomum Melianthus major with its odd seed heads ripening after flowering. I have never seen this on our Burncoose stockplant. Melianthus…

5th July

…Jaimie and Michael’s visit two to three weeks ago. Melianthus major has finished flowering and has three tall seed heads with ripening seed pods. Melianthus major Melianthus major Plenty of…

16th March

…Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ And some newer magnolias:Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ – quite dull! Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Millie…

3rd August

…be available from Kernock as a plug liner? We used to stock this once and it sold well. What else is blue in flower in August? Commelia colestis Commelia colestis…

8th July

…come and the bark is fissuring nicely. Arbutus menziezii Arbutus menziezii Arbutus menziezii Last year this was a huge 6-7ft tall clump of Melianthus major. The cold has reduced it…

28th November

…Today this plant would be called Camellia ‘Mathotiana’ (‘Mathotiana Rubra’). The original spelling of ‘CAMELIA’ on the label is presumably a mistake? Or is it? There is a fine story…

1st February

…– over 30ft high – Rhus blown over in gale week before also one Camelia oleifera. Snowdrops good – some Lapagerias. 1931 – JCW H mollis after three weeks in…

2nd February

…Audusson. 1930 – JCW Perhaps 20 species of Rhodo and 6-8 hybrids showing flower, the Camelia speciosa have been very good, there are some good Lapagerias yet, we have had…