24th May

…Nigel Holman’s exhibit at the Cornwall Garden Society show as ‘Not According to Schedule’ and he was lapel grabbing cross. Lady Falmouth separated us! Syringa microphyllaSuperba’ Syringa microphyllaSuperba’…

21st March

microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A young Daphniphyllum oldhamii with reddish new growth. Daphniphyllum oldhamii Daphniphyllum oldhamii Rhododendron ‘Harry Tagg’ excellent on Burns Bank….

12th March

microphylla Azara microphylla Hebe ‘Heartthrob’ – vulgar and disgusting perhaps but very saleable. Hebe ‘Heartthrob’ Hebe ‘Heartthrob’ Hebe ‘Heartthrob’ Phillyrea angustifolia – again plastered in tiny flowers and better than…

30th April

…all round the world. Two and a half hours was not enough. Click here for their ‘Thank You’ email and photos. Syringa microphyllaSuperba’ just starting to flower by the…

1st February

…variety eight to ten weeks early at least. Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ planted in 2006 is a hybrid between…

11th July

…– particularly fine groundcover in the sun Acaenia microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ Acaenia microphylla ‘Kupferteppich’ Verbena rigida Verbena rigida Verbena rigida Verbena rigida Verbena rigida Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Knautia macedonica…

10th February

…King’ which we planted out last spring in a very sheltered spot at the top of the garden. Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ A few more frosted…

27th July

…20ft tall flower stalk. Only in Ventnor! Phormium tenax Phormium tenax Phormium tenax Odd tassels of seed heads on Sophora ?microphylla or similar. Sophora ?microphylla Sophora ?microphylla 2016 – CHW…

14th June

…new growth on Schima superba which I have never noticed before. For years, until it flowered, I thought this was Persea japonica and even labelled it as such. Schima superba

20th April

…of soulangeana varieties here but only two varieties seem to have made it. Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ 2015 – CHW A day at Burncoose to calm,…