1st August

…stamineum. I found a flower of this on a young plant on the main ride today. Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor How well the two Rhododendron ovatums…

7th July

…Quite the magnolia find of the year! Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei Magnolia macrophylla subsp ashei An odd, misshapen flower underneath a Magnolia…

18th July

…it! Rhododendron sinonuttallii Rhododendron sinonuttallii In the Main Quarry Rhododendron fortunei subsp discolor is now full out and wonderfully scented (it used to be just Rhododendron discolor). There are green…

2nd May

…year. On the tables were superb displays: ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei subsp. discolor x ‘St Keverne’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei…

31st January

discolor Asterotrichion discolor Asterotrichion discolor Asterotrichion discolor Azara integrifolia ‘Variegata’ looks particularly fine today. Wonderful colour combinations in the leaf. Azara integrifolia ‘Variegata’ Azara integrifolia ‘Variegata’ Cornus officinalis is full…

28th June

subsp. angustifolia Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Ulmus minor subsp. angustifolia Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’; one of several trees growing on the drive at Trewithen. A gorgeous…

31st July

…Oldham?) Meliosma pungens – now simplicifolia var pungens (we have an elderly original) Meliosma cuneifolia – now Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp cuneifolia Meliosma flexuosa – now Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp flexuosa Meliosma…

24th March

…Leucospermum cordifolium ‘Copper Carnival’ Leucadendron salignum x discolor ‘Sixteen Candles’ also just coming out but already put aside as sold! Leucadendron salignum x discolor ‘Sixteen Candles’ Leucadendron salignum x discolor

5th May

…a completely new genus and tree to me with contorted bark. Discaria discolor Discaria discolor Discaria discolor Unknown tree which might be a mulberry. None of the ‘experts’ present could…

19th November

…by the look of it. Asterotrichion discolor Asterotrichion discolor Asterotrichion discolor Camellia ‘Desire’ full out in the cash point. Camellia ‘Desire’ Lapageria rosea var. albiflora in full flower in a…