29th March

…of this tunnel was completely full in January Fothergilla major coming into flower rather later than usual. Fothergilla major Fothergilla major A new plant for the website, Melaleuca squarrosa, with…

28th July

…Melianthus major Melianthus major Melianthus major Firmania simplex in full flower. Note the huge leaves with five lobes. Firmania simplex Firmania simplex Firmania simplex Musa basjoo growing as a huge…

5th July

…Jaimie and Michael’s visit two to three weeks ago. Melianthus major has finished flowering and has three tall seed heads with ripening seed pods. Melianthus major Melianthus major Plenty of…

28th October

…Fothergilla major Fothergilla major Eucommia ulmoides – a dull yellow and green but nice close up. Diospyros lotus – another yellow of some merit. Diospyros lotus Callicarpa kwangtungensis – mauve/violet…

1st November

…flowers full out so far. Camellia ‘Noblissima’ Camellia ‘Noblissima’ Vinca major with a flower growing through the lower branches of Picea omorika. Vinca major Vitis coignetiae colouring nicely as it…

30th August

…August! Branches down Major collapse of an old Pinus insignis Major collapse of an old Pinus insignis 1961 – FJW Harvest definitely finished. 35cwt average per acre. Best fields –…

2nd March

…to the public and very few staff have made it in to Burncoose or Caerhays. The first report of major roof damage at Caerhays Barton Farmhouse but nothing can be…

7th September

…Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa dichotoma Pittosporum undulatum…

14th June

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2019 – CHW One of the rhododendrons grown from seed supplied by Major Howell decades…

30th July

…castanena x sapadifolia growing reasonably beside Acer sterculiaceum which is doing well. Of Quercus affinis and Quercus rugosa there is no sign. Major casualties because of minimal care and maintenance…