19th February

…today I enjoyed photographing in the gale: Vinca difformis ‘Jenny Pym’ Vinca difformis ‘Jenny Pym’ Vinca minor ‘Illumination’ Vinca minor ‘Illumination’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ – out rather early. Sophora…

1st December

…Mahonia japonica First flower out on Vinca major growing under and through Picea omorika. Once there was a clump of Magnolia grandiflora here which died of cold but the vinca

11th November

…colonised the hedgerow opposite Caerhays Barton Farm and is giving a great show today despite the wind and heavy showers filled with hail. Vinca minor ‘La Grave’ Vinca minor ‘La…

22nd February

…so it is totally sheltered from the salt spray. Vinca minor ‘Alba’ Vinca minor ‘Alba’ 2020 – CHW A trip to the greenhouse today to inspect newly potted cuttings and…

7th March

…Some of ours do too. Totally dead or a cut back to reshoot? Too early to say. Hoheria sexstylosa Hoheria sexstylosa Even the Vinca has snow damage and withering. Vinca

1st November

…About seven 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…

26th February

…to do the filming waiting to do the filming A rather pretty bicoloured vinca (which I do not have a name for) at the Heligan garden entrance. bicoloured vinca Then…

23rd October

…non-stop for 12 months. 1932 – JCW Much as in 1931, see above. 1931 – JCW Mag delavayi and grandiflora a few nice blooms. PD’s vinca very good by the…

7th April

…Trevena although it is a first class garden centre for varied plants. Picea pungens ‘Edith’ and Vinca minor ‘Verino’. They have an amazing range of agave, Protea and succulents and…

20th July

…glory. Itea Illicifolia with its enormous tassles. Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’ in full flower in July? Fuchsia magellanica ‘Arauco’ was a new website entry in 2021 but I had not seen…