5th November

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

2017 – CHW

The clump of Rhododendron maddenii at Donkey Shoe had to be cut back as some branches had died off. Several layers moved elsewhere in the process which was unexpected.

Rhododendron maddenii
Rhododendron maddenii
Acer kawakamii (caudatifolium) is rotten at its base beside the drive. This fungal infection of the main stems is now a major threat to snake bark maples with several casualties here and at Burncoose.
Acer kawakamii
Acer kawakamii
Acer kawakamii
Acer kawakamii
Last few flowers on Hypericum lancasteri.
Hypericum lancasteri
Hypericum lancasteri
Hypericum lancasteri
Hypericum lancasteri
Unlike last year, loads of berries on Cotoneaster franchetti.
Cotoneaster franchetti
Cotoneaster franchetti
Cotoneaster franchetti
Cotoneaster franchetti

2016 – CHW
The darker pink original Camellia sasanqua is now full out.
darker pink original Camellia sasanqua
darker pink original Camellia sasanqua
darker pink original Camellia sasanqua
darker pink original Camellia sasanqua
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’ is also out in a large clay pot by the front door. Actually only one of the two here is out.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia japonica ‘Noblissima’ now has two flowers out and one bud showing colour by the front door.
Camellia japonica ‘Noblissima’
Camellia japonica ‘Noblissima’
Camellia japonica ‘Noblissima’
Camellia japonica ‘Noblissima’

2015 – CHW
Below Slip Rail I find a nice surprise. Eriobotrya deflexa has enjoyed the warm and then wet summer and has produced a secondary flush of bright brownish red new growth every bit as good as the spring new growth. Perhaps flowers and fruit next year which I have never seen on this species. Eriobotrya japonica has fruited at Burncoose in the lower walled garden but the tiny oranges were never quite edible.

Eriobotrya deflexa
Eriobotrya deflexa
Eriobotrya deflexa
Eriobotrya deflexa
I had forgotten that we actually had Lindera triloba but here it is below Slip Rail exhibiting exceptional yellow autumn colour with next spring’s flower buds clearly in evidence. At the recent Garden Society dinner Rupert Eley compared this to Lindera obtusiloba and the variable leaves are clearly easily confused. However our two original Lindera obtusiloba have a rather different growth habit so I firmly believe we have both species.
Lindera triloba
Lindera triloba
Lindera triloba
Lindera triloba

What I think is Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Pink Champagne’ has pink tinged fruits which were yellow when we last looked at this and probably then assumed the wrong name. It is also known as a x watereri variety. Help needed please? It is clearly a large spreading evergreen tree but all the others I have seen elsewhere have had red berries.

Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Pink Champagne’
Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Pink Champagne’
Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Pink Champagne’
Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Pink Champagne’
A picture to add to the styrax collection of Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ growing below The Pound. It has much larger leaves than pure Styrax japonicus and was collected in South Korea in 1985. No flowers have been seen on this one yet.
Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’
Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’
Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’
Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’
Just above it is a good tree of Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ which has narrow lobed leaves and is turning colour nicely allover. The book says orange and yellow colours but it looks more mixed than this to me. The original plant put here was pinched after planting. My father took Lord Falmouth to view it one day years ago and, to much merriment, the wire surround was empty! (Merriment from Lord Falmouth anyway.)
Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’

1917 – JCW
The C sasanquas have begun to open. Several bits of Oreotrephes showing flowers with perhaps a dozen other species.(Hand written note attached to garden page)
Include?.