26th November

FJ Williams Profile Picture
FJW 1955-2007
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CHW 2015-
JC Williams Profile Picture
JCW 1897-1939
C Williams Profile Picture
CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW (photos to follow)

Another historic plant has bitten the dust. Quite when it fell over, unnoticed, is not clear but it had obviously rotted at the base.

Acer palmatum ‘Senkaki’ (‘Sango-kaku’) has now shed its yellow leaves onto the ground. Still splendid in the sun.

Corokia buddleioides with flowers and unripe seeds. A dull plant perhaps but tough in a cold situation.

2016 – CHW
Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’ has dropped most of its leaves but what are left are a brilliant yellow and beyond compare today by Georges Hut. The nearby planting of a new clump of Rhododendron williamsianum is finally getting going. They are far too close together really. There are fully grown, full flower pictures of Rhododendron williamsianum on the Burncoose website.

Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’
Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’
Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’
Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’
Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’
Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’
Rhododendron williamsianum
Rhododendron williamsianum
Rhododendron williamsianum
Rhododendron williamsianum
Rhododendron williamsianum
Rhododendron williamsianum
The Magnolia globosa seed pod has been collected but just look at the bronze indumentum left covering next year’s leaf bud. This is the best form of this species which came from Nigel Holman’s plant at Chyverton.
Magnolia globosa
Magnolia globosa
Quercus buckleyi has nice autumn colours but note that the secondary new growth is still green and growing. It was last December as well.
Quercus buckleyi
Quercus buckleyi
Quercus buckleyi
Quercus buckleyi
Quercus buckleyi
Quercus buckleyi
I sold two Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ to a shooting guest on the strength of this 20 to 25 year old tree this week. When I got there today most of the leaves had fallen which is no great surprise. The ground is still however covered in red.
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’
The first daffodil bulbs on the drive have crept above ground. I saw them a week ago but forgot to photograph them until now. About on time or about a fortnight early? Need to check back.
first daffodil bulbs
first daffodil bulbs
No flower yet on Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ but it will not be long.

2015 – CHW

The last of the Camellia sasanquas along the castle wall is now full out. It is the upright growing single white one. All the others still have a flower or two left but are largely now over.

Camellia sasanquas
Camellia sasanquas
Camellia sasanquas
Camellia sasanquas

1997 – FJW
Flash flood at Polgooth and London Apprentice. Our valley badly flooded.

1994 – FJW
Very warm for 3 weeks – flowers on Camellia noblissima by front door and Rho mucronulatum. November Pink very well out.

1990 – FJW
Picked flower of Camellia japonica on Old Park – cold after 2 ½ days of rain. Daffs on move.

1965 – FJW
Very wet period for 3 days.

1931 – JCW
Picked the first Maddeni x two days ago. C sasanqua could yet bits of say 12 species of rhodo. Lonicera halleana been good for two months.

1912 – JCW
Daffs moving slowly, a very nice lot of roses. C sasanqua has been poor.

1907 – JCW
Two year old daffs are up, plenty of them, hardly any yearlings, a few grown-ups. Some roses are hanging on well. C sasanqua a few flowers. Coums just to swear by.