23rd June

…Gillenia trifoliata – an entirely new herbaceous perennial to me and an excellent border filler. Gillenia trifoliata Gillenia trifoliata Magnolia macrophylla full out but high up. Magnolia macrophylla Magnolia macrophylla

7th July

…blue indumentum on the undersides of the huge leaves. Quite the magnolia find of the year! Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla

28th May

…‘Porcelain Dove’ Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ The younger plant of Schefflera macrophylla which I showed to JPW today as a new idea for Tregullow planting. Schefflera macrophylla You can readily tell…

24th December

…really is a huge and impressive plant. Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla No seeds left on the ground but plenty of deer droppings so perhaps they have…

4th July

…cut gashes in the stem by the leaf nodes to encourage side shoots. Much too precious for that! Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla The very late flowering…

2nd November

…‘Winter Orange’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ The fruits on Photinia macrophylla are now ripe and red. Photinia macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla has suddenly decided to put out three or four new…

17th September

…really dig up this Schefflera macrophylla and take it to Chelsea next year? It is about 10ft tall and the leaves are 6-8ft across. Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla The Schefflera…

10th November

…collection holder and I must get to view their plants. Photinia macrophylla Photinia macrophylla The very first flowers this year on Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ below Tin Garden. Timing more or…

29th January

…over in the gales. Fortunately only a few roots had snapped so it has been re-staked. Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla Fine leaf indumentum on Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’. Magnolia grandiflora…

20th September

…looks happy enough. Magnolia macrophylla Magnolia macrophylla Zanthoxylum coreanum (or so the label says but perhaps koreanum?) is another new species to us. Here are its first unripe berries and…