9th April

…Rhododendron rex ssp rex – yet another big leaf. Rhododendron rex Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp xanthocodon ‘Purpurellum Group’ – perhaps my favourite colour. Half the superb clump has died since last…

6th January

…growth and indumentum on the new shoots is impressive as is the developing clump of suckers. Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyifera…

2nd July

…well away from the old stem and a cluster of new shoots near the base. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Eucryphia lucida is full out above…

26th August

…as the original and now a dead stalk. One sucker is at least three yards from the original plant. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Magnolia globosa has three, as…

23rd January

…Burncoose; never turns a hair and is flowering now as is a large one in a garden in Trevarrick. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Camellia ‘Cinnamon Sensation’ in shade….

4th August

…vigorous new suckers have appeared in the border. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ I was right! It is an aristolochia called Aristolochia californica. Aristolochia californica A nice spreading clump…

31st December

…(now) leafless stems of 8-10ft. We saw a Burncoose plant doing this two or so months ago. None are yet properly out. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ The champion…

8th July

…Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’. Alive however where there was more shelter. Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyifera ‘Rex’ Aristolochia californica (Californian Dutchman’s pipe) is shooting well from the base but most of…

25th April

…visitors a year. Rhododendron rex Rhododendron rex View across the lake View across lake Halesia diptera just coming out. Perhaps Halesia monticola? Halesia diptera The tallest Pinus monticola in the…

23rd October

…‘Rex’ outside the Old Packing Shed at Burncoose has decided to put up a huge flower spike very late in the year and from a four to five year old…