26th April

…x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ at its very best. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Michelia ‘Fairy Lime’ with pink tips to its petals. Michelia ‘Fairy Lime’…

1st May

…do not seem to know Daybreak’s parentage. TILIA cordata‘Winter Orange’ TILIA cordata‘Winter Orange’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ is coming into leaf and the twigs and new growth from last year…

30th January

…CHW A Burncoose trip started in the usual rain but improved. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ out in the sun in the nursery. Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ Lonicera x…

4th May

…at least once. Quercus fleuryi Quercus fleuryi Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ at its best and now layered for posterity. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp….

24th April

…‘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. Not looking…

14th April

…x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ An elderly clump of Rhododendron loderi types which I had completely forgotten about and may have missed completely for years. Rhododendron…

18th August

…Kniphofia ‘Orange Vanilla Pop’ Coreopsis ‘American Dream’ and Lysimachia ‘Alexander’ Coreopsis ‘American Dream’ and Lysimachia ‘Alexander’ Hypericum inodorum ‘Magical Beauty’ which I first saw in flower at Bodmin Garden Centre….

8th April

…Festival’ – ditto. Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ – glorious in full flower. Ours has not yet. Prunus maakii ‘Amber Beauty’ Prunus…

15th September

…Viburnum prunifolium Viburnum prunifolium Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ is turning in colour to yellow and its orange new shoots are going from red to orange as they will be soon….

14th October

…x virgata ‘Sunsplash’ Corokia x virgata ‘Sunsplash’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ is putting on a decent autumn show although the best of its orange twigs are yet to emerge as…