15th July

…flowers are of course Ugni molinae (formerly Myrtus ugni). Nearby a clethra and a callicarpa were dying of drought. Ugni still fine. Ugni molinae Ugni molinae Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina…

2nd September

…amomyrtus, myrtus and ugni. So the common Myrtus luma in full flower today in many places is now properly Luma apiculata. It self seeds in profusion, has lovely peeling bark…

Visit to Tregrehan – 3rd November 2018

…Cuttings taken! Fuchsia glazioviana Fuchsia glazioviana Fuchsia glazioviana Blepharocalyx cruckshankii from Chile was one of the remarkable new plants from today. Clearly closely related to Myrtus or Ugni with similar…

10th July

…They want to grow Ugni molinae for its red fruits which taste like strawberries. Perhaps a sale for Burncoose here but they will need a couple of hundred plants to…