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

…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

…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…

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…

10th April

…Ready for a major replant next spring when all the stumps dug out. Nevertheless sad evidence of cold damage to several mature big leafed rhodos and some more honey fungus…

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…