23rd March

…Most leaves blown off. Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Lithocarpus henryi was especially fine. Lithocarpus henryi Lithocarpus henryi Wood anemone just appearing. Wood anemone Quercus dentata…

29th December

…flowering from the autumn or an early arrival but assume the former. Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Rabbit nibbling on two low branches on a magnolia by Georges Hut….

27th December

…Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ and not a bad colour either for December! Paler than in the spring though. Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ A single rogue flower on Michelia ‘Touch…

6th August

…bachhousiana Correa bachhousiana Correa bachhousiana Morus nigra just ripening. Morus nigra 2016 – CHW This is the fuchsia purchased on the Isle of Wight for propagation. Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ is…

4th July

…and a great weed suppressor. Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ Juglans nigra with fruit forming very much earlier in the year than I would have expected. The current heatwave has side benefits!…

9th May

…first jobs was to plant the new American ‘girls’ in the Heather Garden. These were crosses between Magnolia stellata and lilliflora nigra and have achieved 15ft spans, 10ft or so…

28th December

…see in the garden on Christmas Day. Cyclamen coum 2015 – CHW Continuing the theme of absurd things being out in late December we have:Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ full out with…

10th November

…grow. I have never seen seed heads on this plant before or the one of 30 years standing at Burncoose. Still two strangely coloured flowers on Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’. This…

22nd October

…House out – also some Cornish Scarlet and a lot of Yellow Hammer – Sasanqua in full flower on wall. Mag delavayi and grandiflora both have flowers, also Nigra and…

12th April

…‘the girls’ crosses between Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ and Magnolia stellata ‘Rosea’. I first saw these 35 years ago working in the Valley Gardens at Windsor. Despite attaching wires to the…