18th July

…cannot locate this in any reference books. Mandevilla ‘Sundavill’ Mandevilla ‘Sundavill’ Mandevilla ‘Sundavill’ Salvia ‘Amistad’ was a good tall growing form with dark flowers. As good as ‘Love and Wishes’…

8th July

…top or bank outside Malvern House in the village. I have spotted it there over the years and was not sure, until now, if it was a Crassula or a…

6th March

…Rose’ Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary Rose’ This is a large rhododendron beside the road at the bottom of the hill in Grampound Village which I have been admiring for the last…

22nd May

…local village shop for groceries during lockdown? What is the difference between takeaway food at a beach café and a village shop? Still the government will not respond to the…

27th June

…– not obliging us by opening. Lampranthus orange Mandevilla laxa is tender but a really wonderful conservatory climber. No obvious scent though. Mandevilla laxa 2015 – CHW At the Four…

13th July

…House in the village. Sedum album Sedum album Hydrangea ‘Zorro’ a brilliant blue lacecap set against its black stems. Hydrangea ‘Zorro’ Hydrangea ‘Zorro’ Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ Hydrangea…

24th October

…for the second time leaving the cyclamen to be lightly strimmed over rather than mown. banks 2018 – CHW Eriobotrya japonica flowering away in a garden in the village. Far…

12th January

…as the maize is not attracting them any more. sunflower seeds in the squirrel traps sunflower seeds in the squirrel traps A blackbird with white markings seen in the village….

5th September

…Hammer’. Odd secondary flowers on the hard pruned Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’. Clematis vitalba flowering on and covering a hedge in the village (Old Man’s Beard). The extension to the graveyard…

4th July

…ago when it got trashed during construction of a swimming pool over the boundary. Despite the heat the village is pleasantly free of ‘yachties’! 1928 – JCW The best pink…