1st November

…month ago. Diospyros lotus Fothergilla major strutting its stuff. Fothergilla major A surprise unseasonal flower on Rhaphiolepsis umbellata. Rhaphiolepsis umbellata Grevillea juniperina sulphurea just in flower. Grevillea juniperina sulphurea Itea…

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

…Fothergilla major Fothergilla major A new plant for the website, Melaleuca squarrosa, with small delicate leaves and attractive new growth. Melaleuca squarrosa Melaleuca squarrosa Clematis alpina ‘Blue Dancer’ looking good….

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

…Quercus coccinea Quercus 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…

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…

9th June

…Fatsia polycarpa ‘Greenfingers’. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’ and Athyrium nipponicum var. pictum. Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’ Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ and Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendrifolium’. Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’…

2nd March

major roof damage at Caerhays Barton Farmhouse but nothing can be done in these conditions. More serious damage by close of play today.It is unsafe to go into the garden…

3rd March

…early. Centranthus ruber ‘Coccineus’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ Camellia ‘Souvenir de Behaud Litou’ Camellia ‘Souvenir de Behaud Litou’ Camellia ‘Rubescens Major’ Camellia ‘Rubescens Major’ Raphiolepsis indica ‘Springtime’ Raphiolepsis…

10th April

…plot clearance of the area around the two huge beech trees which fell in the winter. Ready for a major replant next spring when all the stumps dug out. Nevertheless…