2018 – CHW
A new batch of plants from Stervinou nurseries. Camellias and Polyspora mainly. Most are large enough to plant out immediately.
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.
The darker pink original Camellia sasanqua is now full out.
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.
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.