11th May

…name. Acacia cyclops Callistemon citrinus ‘White Anzac’ – yellow yes but white never seen before. This one living! Callistemon citrinus ‘White Anzac’ Callistemon phoeniceus – does not look like a…

14th May

…at Burncoose above the house. Yellow flowering callistemon Yellow flowering callistemon The original clump of Rhododendron tethropeplum in the Hothead raised bed is an absolute picture. Far more flower than…

7th July

Callistemon ‘Mauve Mist’ Callistemon ‘Mauve Mist’ Callistemon ‘Mauve Mist’ Strelitzia reginae in flower outside on a dry bank Strelitzia reginae 2018 – CHW Jaimie has found two 15 to 20…

29th March

…abies ‘Rydal’ with its amazing reddish new growth which I missed last year. Picea abies ‘Rydal’ Picea abies ‘Rydal’ Frost damage to callistemon. Just the tops which now need pruning…

3rd March

…sulphureum Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Callistemon pallidus – even more absurdly early. Callistemon pallidus Hydrangea lobbii – likewise! Hydrangea lobbii Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ Magnolia ‘Royal…

6th May

…year running in the same place in ivy behind a Callistemon rigidus (as you can see from the gnarled seedpods). Lots to be said for magpie control with Larsen traps…

10th July

…are absolutely over as are the Cistus, Puya and most of the Callistemon. Many of the Lampranthus colours, there were six or eight, have died out or gone. Three outstanding…

2nd July

…was last an effort to clear an area and start a new collection of temperate or southern hemisphere plants below the entrance. The collections of grevillea, melaleuca and callistemon are…

15th June

…‘Smuggling’ The lectern also with beautiful flower combinations involving pinks, Hebe, callistemon and leptospermum in ‘The Apothecary’. St Michaels Caerhays flower festival ‘The Apothecary’ ‘The Apothecary’ Beside the altar a…