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

…seen this on our Burncoose stockplant. Melianthus major Melianthus major Melianthus major Firmania simplex in full flower. Note the huge leaves with five lobes. Firmania simplex Firmania simplex Firmania simplex…

29th March

…January. We need to propagate more this year. One side of this tunnel was completely full in January Fothergilla major coming into flower rather later than usual. Fothergilla major Fothergilla…

5th July

…Melianthus major Melianthus major Plenty of seed heads forming on Acacia dealbata overhanging the garden. Acacia dealbata Hypericum ‘Hidcote’ and Jasminum officinale affine flowering nicely together outside the doorway into…

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

…down Major collapse of an old Pinus insignis Major collapse of an old Pinus insignis 1961 – FJW Harvest definitely finished. 35cwt average per acre. Best fields – School House…

2nd March

…Burncoose or Caerhays. The first report of major roof damage at Caerhays Barton Farmhouse but nothing can be done in these conditions. More serious damage by close of play today.It…

7th September

…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. Callicarpa…

14th June

…The 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…

30th July

…which is 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…