12th December

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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

A trip to Burncoose to see how everything was going in an all time record autumn for orders despite the recent cold up country and snow in the Midlands.

Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ looking good in flower.

Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’
Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’
Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’
Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’
Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ just coming out. A fine batch of plants.
Helleborus ‘Annas Red’
Helleborus ‘Annas Red’
Helleborus ‘Annas Red’
Helleborus ‘Annas Red’
Lupins in full growth despite the cold. Good plants for the spring.
Lupins
Lupins
And digitalis too. They will flower and be over by Chelsea if not sold first.
digitalis
digitalis
Heuchera ‘Blondie’ in full flower.
Heuchera ‘Blondie’
Heuchera ‘Blondie’
Gunnera manicata grown through myopex with some frost damage.
Gunnera manicata
Gunnera manicata
The New Zealand acers which arrived in late July are still in full leaf.
New Zealand acers
New Zealand acers
New Zealand acers
New Zealand acers
A fine crop of Pseudopanax ferox and Pseudopanax crassifolius from liners.
Pseudopanax ferox
Pseudopanax ferox
Pseudopanax crassifolius
Pseudopanax crassifolius
Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ looking rather nice in the sun.
Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’
Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’
New Zealand magnolia imports still in full leaf and growth.
New Zealand magnolia imports
New Zealand magnolia imports

2016 – CHW
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ laden with buds for next year with only a few old leaves left. A bumper flowering in prospect.
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’

Actinidia deliciosa ‘Tomuri’ with good autumn colour and full leaf still.

Actinidia deliciosa ‘Tomuri’
Actinidia deliciosa ‘Tomuri’

2015 – CHW

Only in Cornwall could one see an Arum lily (zantedeshia aethiopica) in full growth with a new flower emerging in December. Mild beyond belief!

Arum lily (zantedeshia aethiopica)
Arum lily (zantedeshia aethiopica)
Not far away from it however Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is about to come out for Christmas almost exactly on normal time to provide scent (and sales) to our shooting clients beside the side door.

1934 – JCW
Most abnormal rain for days but quite warm always.

1932 – JCW
Erica hybrida is opening, some Magnolia delavayi bud show white and Eucryphia pinnatifolia has been put out for autumn colour only.

1923 – JCW
Cotoneaster salicifolia is first, Berberis polyantha second best, Erica hybrida wants a mild week.

1897 – JCW
Iris bakeriana in flower.