25th March

…Gate. What a red! This will be a bestseller for many years for Burncoose Nurseries. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Pinus patula has not enjoyed the salt winds and…

18th March

…she was. Camellia ‘Annie Waylam’ Camellia ‘Annie Waylam’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ is known and deservedly in the Burncoose catalogue. Slightly sparse flowerer here but a good dark red. Camellia ‘Midnight

21st March

…‘Midnight Magic’ – still a sparse flowerer at a young age. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ Camellia reticulata – white form is new to us. Crinkly leaves when young. Planted 2015. Camellia…

3rd April

…‘Coppertone’ Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ still has some very good dark red double flowers as the camellia season finishes earlier than I can remember before. Camellia ‘Midnight Magic’ 2018 – CHW…

27th March

…Camellia ‘Midnight Variegated’ – the variegation is on the outside of the outer petals and only evident on fallen flowers. Camellia ‘Midnight Variegated’ Camellia ‘Midnight Variegated’ An elderly Rhododendron sutchuenense….

5th March

…campestre Scilla bifolia in a woodland setting. Scilla bifolia Camellia ‘Black Magic’ almost black in bud. Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Magnolias tower over the woodland valley garden. The…

13th February

…before Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia ‘Black Magic’ Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ – hardly daffodil like! Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ – a rather blowsier version of Camellia ‘Nagasaki’…

1st August

…before the older flowers fade in colour. Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Magic Dragon’ was attractive and new. Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Magic Dragon’ Lophomyrtus…

28th February

…Magnolia ‘Leda’ Serena’s plaque is now up at the Isla Rose Plantation beside a young oak tree. Serena’s plaque Camellia ‘Midnight Variegated’ has light irregular white blotching. Camellia ‘Midnight Variegated’…

8th July

…garden. He lectured for 2 hours in and round and after a hard day, talked until midnight! A wet period but no rain fell on this day. 1994 – FJW…