14th June

…around it. Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ Cornus kousa ‘Heart Throb’ This Cornus kousa had no name when planted in 1998. After consulting Mr Cappiello and Mr…

11th August

…either to see Hedera colchica ‘Sulphur Heat’ growing with a fruiting vine (‘Muscat of Alexandria’). Hedera colchica ‘Sulphur Heat’ growing with a fruiting vine Then on to see Edith Piper…

10th March

…veitchii) – Gresham hybrid Magnolia ‘Tina Durio’ Magnolia ‘Tina Durio’ I missed Magnolia ‘Sulphur Cockatoo’ (Gresham hybrid), Magnolia ‘Pickards Firefly’ and Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ which were over or not out…

3rd October

…a fine display of Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare) growing on a dead rhododendron stump at Burncoose. A common fungus on dead and decaying woodland trees and shrubs but not always…

15th July

…rhododendron by the Podocarpus salignus clump. Harrow hybrid rhododendron More flowers on Magnolia (Manglietia) yuyuanensis. Magnolia (Manglietia) yuyuanensis Magnolia (Manglietia) yuyuanensis I think this is Potentilla recta, Sulphur Cinquefoil or…

19th June

…over. Lear lists it as Styrax veitchiorum which Hillier’s now say is properly Styrax odoratissimus. The leaves are much larger and heart shaped than the Hillier’s description of Styrax odoratissimus…

22nd June

…collector’s item. The other one was pruned up by deer.Near Georges Hut a fine 15 year old replacement clump of Rhododendron auriculatum flowering its heart out.Touching them is a 1991…

26th March

…prophecy. Bad mildew in heart of wood. Bulldozer done. 1967 – FJW Most of the above had been planted out permanently by this date. 1960 – FJW 1st of our…

18th October

…are nearly as big as those of Styrax odoratissimus but less heart shaped Styrax hemsleyanus Styrax hemsleyanus Styrax hemsleyanus Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ – Tom Hudson thinks this is just a…

5th April

…Chinese originals albeit some on their last legs.You will find the garden, and if I say so myself I do mean it, in very good heart, neater, tidier and more…