2021 – CHW
A charity open day at Leslie Baker’s immaculate garden in St Austell. I have visited the garden many times for plant exchanges but never seen it in August. Leslie’s view is that it was a late season and several of the Japanese anemones were not out and nor were all the Thalictrum or Crocosmias. Few people could better this garden as a perfect mix of spring flowering woody ericaceous shrubs and late summer borders.
These lilies were superb but no name.
Another flower on the rather different Magnolia delavayi (we think) from Clive Shitton. Our older and mature plants certainly do not have the three outer tepals which droop down like this.
To the greenhouses to do some videos with Karol and Asia.Salvia confertiflora in flower here for the first time beside the main greenhouse. This is a woody perennial which is frost tender. Very beautiful and striking.
One of the two large Fuchsia exorticatica has died in the drought outside the front door. The survivor has a good crop of juicy black fruits.
The ancient Pittosporum tenuifolium in our Seaview garden.
2015 – CHW
1994 – FJW
Very heavy rain.
1979 – FJW
David John Williams took first wicket for Gorran – he also caught (1) and scored (0).
1964 – FJW
Mr and Mrs Tom Michael in church.
Eucryphia pinnatifolia over. Nymansii v good. Several bits of mountain Rhododendrons – a good deal of rain. Magnolia delavayi still many flowers, also both forms of Grandiflora.
Eucryphia pinnatifolia 2 days short of best – Billardieri still good in places and been out since June – Rho Didymum still nice. Auriculatum hybrids going over but some still at their best. Very dry early June and May – since then lots of rain and all July growth good.