1st November

…Camellia ‘Noblissima’ Camellia ‘Noblissima’ Vinca major with a flower growing through the lower branches of Picea omorika. Vinca major Vitis coignetiae colouring nicely as it grows (yet again) through the…

28th July

…just coming out. Clerodendron trochotomum Clerodendron trochotomum Clerodendron trochotomum Melianthus major with its odd seed heads ripening after flowering. I have never seen this on our Burncoose stockplant. Melianthus major

29th March

…this year. One side of this tunnel was completely full in January Fothergilla major coming into flower rather later than usual. Fothergilla major Fothergilla major A new plant for the…

5th July

…weeks ago. Melianthus major has finished flowering and has three tall seed heads with ripening seed pods. Melianthus major Melianthus major Plenty of seed heads forming on Acacia dealbata overhanging…

28th October

…coccinea Fothergilla major – what a collection of colours! Astonishing. Fothergilla major Fothergilla major Eucommia ulmoides – a dull yellow and green but nice close up. Diospyros lotus – another…

30th August

…is do not sit under a Pinus radiata (insignis) in August! Branches down Major collapse of an old Pinus insignis Major collapse of an old Pinus insignis 1961 – FJW…

2nd March

…few staff have made it in to Burncoose or Caerhays. The first report of major roof damage at Caerhays Barton Farmhouse but nothing can be done in these conditions. More…

7th September

…Nyssa sylvatica. Nyssa sylvatica Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too….

14th June

…two unlabelled Carpinus with a weeping habit are, I think, C. shensiensis. 2019 – CHW One of the rhododendrons grown from seed supplied by Major Howell decades ago. Late flowering…

30th July

…doing well. Of Quercus affinis and Quercus rugosa there is no sign. Major casualties because of minimal care and maintenance on the periphery of the garden. One cannot help admiring…