2nd September

…amomyrtus, myrtus and ugni. So the common Myrtus luma in full flower today in many places is now properly Luma apiculata. It self seeds in profusion, has lovely peeling bark…

15th July

…flowers are of course Ugni molinae (formerly Myrtus ugni). Nearby a clethra and a callicarpa were dying of drought. Ugni still fine. Ugni molinae Ugni molinae Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina…

28th April

…plants were out in late February. Wonderful bronzy new growth. Myrtus lechleriana Myrtus lechleriana Back on the drive. A newish Rhododendron neriiflorum full out. Rhododendron neriiflorum Rhododendron oldhamii just showing…

18th February

…May. Saw it full out at Trewithen a fortnight ago too. It has a fairly nasty scent close up but not too bad at a distance. Myrtus lechleriana Myrtus lechleriana…

13th October

…showing up. Luma apiculata (Myrtus luma) has considerable bark split from the cold although the scars are starting to heal naturally. I was quite surprised that more of our Myrtus

14th July

…myrtles yesterday at Osborne house despite their love of hot dry banks and self seeding. Perhaps too cold for Amomyrtus luma but plenty at Ventnor. Myrtus communis subsp tarrentina Ficus…

3rd July

…powellii leaves have been untroubled by slugs but no flowers yet. Myrtus communis var tarentina Alongside is a surprisingly good plant of Myrtus communis var tarentina with its very narrow…

9th January

…(WWJ 11604) is now full out and looking very fine for the time of the year. Polyspora longicarpa Myrtus communis seedlings have germinated in a stack of conifer wood. Myrtus

5th June

…Caerhays:Quercus insignis rare plants rare plants Euonymus morrisonensisQuercus rugosa Decaisnea insignis Myrtus paraguayensis Viburnum awabuki Viburnum atrocyanea Plus Thomas Methuen-Campbell gives us from Penrice: Callistrus (a rare conifer) Quercus hypoxantha…

Visit to Tregrehan – 3rd November 2018

…Cuttings taken! Fuchsia glazioviana Fuchsia glazioviana Fuchsia glazioviana Blepharocalyx cruckshankii from Chile was one of the remarkable new plants from today. Clearly closely related to Myrtus or Ugni with similar…