24th April

…floccigeum Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’. We must layer this plant! Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ now full out. Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ Rhododendron tanastyllum with one flower….

13th May

…Planted the two lots in about 1980 and 1991. The former now relieved of the laurel hedge is flourishing. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of…

12th April

…have become casualties along the way. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ is quite well known. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ is not. Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ Camellia reticulata ‘Simpatica’ Camellia…

13th February

…bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’…

14th April

…as they just emerge from the very black buds and ahead of the leaves. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ An…

5th May

…by everyone. Clare from Burncoose thinks my Prunus pendula ‘Stellata’ from the other day in the diary is Malus ‘Royal Beauty’ or Malus ‘Echtermeyer’. She is very probably right. Part…

30th January

…‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’ Daphne bholua ‘Perfume Princess’…

7th June

…Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Wisteria floribunda ‘Alba’. Flowering with the leaves. Wisteria floribunda ‘Alba’ Gillenia trifoliata in full flower. New to the Burncoose catalogue this year….

12th February

…get the mind up to speed on camellias again after so long. Camellia ‘Admiral Spry’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ with one flower out and huge buds. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’…

13th July

…gentle colour Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ – a good semi double Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ with fruits just turning colour Malus ‘Pink Glow’…