2018 – CHW
A quick trip to Burncoose but it was pouring with rain so little photography was possible.
A new Clematis cirrhosa ‘Landsdowne Gem’ had recently arrived from Javado nurseries in Holland. The plant label shows the flowers as being red but the reality is that they are a purple on the inside and not red. The flowers hang down on long pendulous stalks and the colour on the inside of the petals is therefore difficult to see. A new plant for the Burncoose website in due course and an interesting new form of C. cirrhosa. Clearly the plants have been forced in a glasshouse but I assume that the flowers would be out by now anyway.
It really is winter now and chilly today with everything looking a bit frumped up. Still some tail end autumn colour though despite the time of the year!Styrax japonicus ‘Pendulus’ is still quite a show with its trailing branches.
First flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘J C Williams’ by Tin Garden. None outside the front gate yet.
2015 – CHW
The nerine bed has only a very few flowers and they are both late and a rather insipid pink this year. Much paler than I remember them. Over use of weedkiller when dormant perhaps? I looked up the old planting records and Camellia ‘Noblissima’ and Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ came here in 1895. Clearly they were planted side by side outside the front door so C ‘Noblissima’ (or possibly ‘Sodegasuki’) is the correct name and not Camellia Gauntlettii).
1990 – FJW
1967 – FJW
Fairly heavy snow. Oleifera and November Pink began at end of November.
1962 – FJW
Very late – no Oleifera and no November Pink. Hartia good, there have been gales about one every three weeks but in between dry and cold.
1960 – FJW
Flower on Praevernum.
1932 – JCW
The best autumn colour I have ever seen here. The hybrid cherries near Barbatums are the best bits, the Eucryphia pinnatifolia and then Wilson’s Acer 4102.1916 – JCW
Rho micranthum is quite nice in 40 Acres.