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

…hill in Grampound Village which I have been admiring for the last three weeks. I had thought initially that it was Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ but it clearly is not when…

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…

7th November

village shop in Stithians doing the same thing on quiet days showed they had very similar genes! Billy First flower out and many buds on Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’. Same as…

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…

25th June

…‘Red Cauli’ is a vigorous tall growing form with attractive red stems. Sedum ‘Red Cauli’ A fine clipped hedge now in full flower outside Monica Trudgeon’s house in the village…

12th January

…any more. sunflower seeds in the squirrel traps sunflower seeds in the squirrel traps A blackbird with white markings seen in the village. blackbird This is a camellia gall at…

5th September

…‘Yellow Hammer’. Rhododendron ‘Yellow Hammer’ Odd secondary flowers on the hard pruned Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’. Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Clematis vitalba flowering on and covering a hedge in the village (Old…