12th April

…to acquire this! Abies spectabilis Abies spectabilis Abies spectabilis Abies spectabilis Sadly ‘Buddha’ was over. This is very good. I did not bother to photograph the pure white reticulata which…

6th March

…Hilliers! Borinda (Fargesia) frigida Borinda (Fargesia) frigida Borinda (Fargesia) frigida Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ – yellow canes with a green band in the groove. Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ Phyllostachys aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ Phyllostachys…

23rd February

…you see the fruits forming which are not camellia like at all nor like polyspora either. Pyrenaria spectabilis Pyrenaria spectabilis The best polyspora which we saw in flower (most nearly…

11th May

…on the Burncoose website. Leucodendron argenteum Leucodendron argenteum Penstemon spectabilis – Californian I believe. Penstemon spectabilis Penstemon spectabilis Teucrium fruticans – another we sell and perfectly hardy outside. Teucrium fruticans…

7th May

…Impressive new growth on Abies spectabilis. Abies spectabilis Populus wilsocarpa ‘Bolonii’ – I assume a cross between P. lasiocarpa (which it resembles) and P. wilsonii. Populus wilsocarpa ‘Bolonii’ Magnolia ‘Maxine…

8th April

…Blush’ Cornus nuttallii ‘Pink Blush’ Acer sterculiaceum ssp franchettii – an original plant of this survives at Caerhays. Acer sterculiaceum ssp franchettii Acer sterculiaceum ssp franchettii Rubus spectabilis ‘Olympic Double’…

15th May

…x Malus spectabilis) is a fine show. Hillier’s says it has pink flowers! The buds are pink but the flowers are not. The label is however as we obtained it….

2nd October

…we saw this in flower earlier this year it was pure white and not pink as Hilliers state it should be (Malus baccata x Malus spectabilis as it was labelled…

24th February

…scabrida Chusquea culeou’Foxtail Bamboo’ ( seedlings from Wisley) Indocalamus latifolius Indocalamus (Sasa) tesselatus Phyllostachys aurea ‘Koi’ Phyllostachys aureosulcata’Spectabilis’ Phyllostachys bambusoides’Castillonis Inversa’ Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens Thamnocalamus crassinodus ‘Kew Beauty’ Thamnocalamus crassinodus ‘Merlyn’…