29th July

…new for the 2018 catalogue. Melianthus villosus from South Africa. Melianthus leaves all right (although green) but look at the flower colour! Melianthus villosus Melianthus villosus Melianthus villosus Melianthus villosus…

9th August

…get it into the catalogue. Melianthus villosus Melianthus villosus Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’ in full flower. Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’ Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’ Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’ One of the Rubus bought in…

28th July

…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 major…

13th April

…this is Pimelia drupacea in flower which I had also never seen. An Australian shrub which reminds me of Ozothamnus and very attractive today. Pimelia drupacea Pimelia drupacea Ilex x…

5th July

…weeks ago. Melianthus major has finished flowering and has three tall seed heads with ripening seed pods. Melianthus major Melianthus major Plenty of seed heads forming on Acacia dealbata overhanging…

16th March

…then propagate):-Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camellia ‘Free Spirit’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camelia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camelia ‘Silver…

3rd August

…We used to stock this once and it sold well. What else is blue in flower in August? Commelia colestis Commelia colestis Sedum ‘Gold Mound’ may be dwarf and a…

3rd May

…dark flowers. Holboellia latifolia var. chartacea Berberis hypokerina – a small plant just in flower. Berberis hypokerina Pimelia drupacea Pimelia drupacea 2021 – CHW Allen Coombes has asked for photographs…

28th November

…The individual labels were laboriously stamped letter by letter into the lead. Today this plant would be called Camellia ‘Mathotiana’ (‘Mathotiana Rubra’). The original spelling of ‘CAMELIA’ on the label…

8th July

…Last year this was a huge 6-7ft tall clump of Melianthus major. The cold has reduced it just to a couple of tiny shoots from the old roots. Mostly dead….