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

17th September

…from previous plantings. rhododendron rhododendron Exceptional growth in a dry year on the newly planted Ehretia macrophylla. Ehretia macrophylla Ehretia macrophylla An amusing little snippet from a friend. amusing 2019…

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

…Photinia macrophylla are now ripe and red. Photinia macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla has suddenly decided to put out three or four new growth branches around the central leader. Previously this had…

24th September

…aff. chapensis Schefflera macrophylla has died following its blowing over in a summer gale which broke its root system. Schefflera macrophylla Gevuina avellana is not looking well after two dry…

The Cornwall Garden Society spring show

…but it contained many new and unusual species (six pictured here). Alseuosmia macrophylla – reddish fuchsia-like flowers. Alseuosmia macrophylla Alseuosmia macrophylla Leucopogon fasciculatus – tiny white flowers in profusion. Leucopogon…

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…