15th July

…plant. I hope that I am right that this one is the rare subspecies. Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra Centaurea nigra I am less certain about the identification of…

23rd March

…– a record tree. Most leaves blown off. Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Quercus nigra ‘Beethoven’ Lithocarpus henryi was especially fine. Lithocarpus henryi Lithocarpus henryi Wood anemone just appearing….

27th December

…– CHW Several secondary flowers showing on Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ and not a bad colour either for December! Paler than in the spring though. Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’…

29th December

…but assume the former. Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Rabbit nibbling on two low branches on a magnolia by Georges Hut. The plant is mature enough here to withstand…

10th November

…very late! Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Collected the last three seed heads on Magnolia globosa. Magnolia globosa 2018 – CHW Since the crash in 2008 we have not…

28th July

…However most of the knapweed is the rarer Centaurea nigra ss. with much smaller tighter flower heads (Centaurea nigra subspecies is rare in Cornwall and largely confined to the Isles…

12th April

…Neither are as good as the new (to us) ‘Fairy Lime’. Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’ Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’ Magnolia ‘Randy’ is one of the liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x stellata crosses with girls’…

6th August

…early and loads of buds to come Correa bachhousiana Correa bachhousiana Correa bachhousiana Morus nigra just ripening. Morus nigra 2016 – CHW This is the fuchsia purchased on the Isle…

4th July

…of flower and a great weed suppressor. Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ Juglans nigra with fruit forming very much earlier in the year than I would have expected. The current heatwave has…

5th April

…‘Honey Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Spectrum’ rather faded and battered about (Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’). I have seen a few ‘Spectrum’ over the years and cannot be certain that…