19th February

…Lodge: Camellia ‘Desire’ ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘MaryPhoebe Taylor’ ‘MaryPhoebe Taylor’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ ‘Spring Festival’ Opposite them is an ancient clump of Leujocum aestivum already in flower. The…

31st January

…Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ – is a fantastic size and show Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia ‘Duchess Decazes’ Camellia ‘Duchess Decazes’ Camellia Duchess D has ‘sported’ pure pink at the…

12th December

…Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ looking rather nice in the sun. Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ New Zealand magnolia imports still in full leaf and growth. New Zealand magnolia imports 2016 –…

8th March

…Levan and the editor of the Western Morning News have a wry chuckle. 2015 – CHW CAMELLIA ‘Lulu Belle’ CAMELLIA ‘Pink Icicle’ CAMELLIA ‘Mary Costa’ Browned ‘Mary Costa’ Too overcast…

4th March

…‘Lady Clare’ Likewise on the Camellia x Williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’. Camellia x Williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ The primroses have survived, and prospered even, under the snow! primroses The Euphorbia mellifera has…

16th March

…Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’, Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’. There is also Magnolia mollicomata ‘Mary Williams’ named by my great uncle, after his wife. All these plants need also to be propagated and…

5th October

…and Burncoose has Rhododendron ‘Cornish loderi’. The flowers prove it even more! Mary Ashworth’s Rhododendron ‘Cornish loderi’ Mary Ashworth’s Rhododendron ‘Cornish loderi’ Mary Ashworth’s Rhododendron ‘Cornish loderi’ I mentioned how…

2nd January

…plant is mature so it must have been an early arrival here. There are several in the garden today. Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ A nice new clearing above…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…Stewartia villosa Stewartia villosa Stewartia villosa Phoebe species (unknown) in flower. Phoebe species (unknown) Phoebe species (unknown) Phoebe species (unknown) Styrax tonkinensis still in flower very high up. A new…

13th February

…Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ – OUTSTANDING and a huge flower Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne…