9th March

…Mahonia aquifolium just coming out. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium The Cornwall Red Squirrel Project fundraising dinner at Newquay in the evening. We raised £18k from 100 attendees addressed by Lord…

Irish trip April 2018

…yellow berry despite the time of the year. The best show of this I have ever seen. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Schefflera frangipanensis seedlings from various Vietnamese collecting…

15th December

…indeed fairly sparse they contrast nicely with the ovate leaves which have relatively few spines and wonderful yellowish-white edges. Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ 2017…

6th February

…large plant of Mahonia aquifolium with flowers just coming and still good red autumn tints on the leaves. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium Ribes laurifolium full out already. Ribes laurifolium Ribes…

23rd February

…latifolia Ilex latifolia Holly berries (Ilex aquifolium) in Forty Acres have survived the winter uneaten. Quite unusual. Holly berries (Ilex aquifolium) Holly berries (Ilex aquifolium) You should never leave an…

30th July

…procreation. Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium Then a sad progress of dead rhododendrons. This is even Rhododendron ponticum dying in the drought. dead rhododendrons Far worse casualties of nice species here…

6th April

…the older Burncoose plants were full out a week ago. Rhododendron bauhiniiflorum Amazingly Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ also still has plenty of yellow berries. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Back to magnolias. Magnolia…

21st February

…Rhododendron arboreum subsp delavayi Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ with yellow berries on Sinogrande Walk. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’ just coming out on the drive. Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icicle’…

13th September

…in flower. Exceptional colour on some old leaves of Mahonia aquifolium. Mahonia aquifolium Ligustrum quihoui still with a few flowers left. Ligustrum quihoui Cordyline ‘Southern Splendour’ shows up well at…

27th January

…‘Caerhays’ Still many yellow berries left on Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ 2019 – CHW The clump of taller growing snowdrops beside the drive is suddenly full out.Rhododendron siderophyllum,…