17th March

…nipponica ‘Brilliant’ The new Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ in bud. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ likewise. Magnolia…

29th May

…survivors from the original six forms. Not the best ones of course. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ – yellow form Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ – yellow form A carpet of fallen flowers under…

8th April

…Anne’ Rhododendron ‘Princess Anne’ Lysichiton camschaticum Lysichiton camschaticum Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ – superb double new coloured growth. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ – well worth stocking. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’…

12th June

…survives, just, on Burns Bank. Rhododendron royalii ‘Yellow Flush Form’ Rhododendron royalii ‘Yellow Flush Form’ Cornus kousa ‘Doubloon’, also 2008 planted, has huge flowers albeit still only on its lower…

8th June

…at the Royal Cornwall Show today rather interrupting lunch! HRH visits the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project stand HRH visits the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project HRH visits the Cornwall Red Squirrel…

11th September

…situation only began to change after the end of the English Civil War when the Royal Navy was built up under Oliver CROMWELL. By 1700, North African Slavers generally knew…

30th March

…x proctoriana Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ has been damaged by wind. I wonder why stellata forms flower so much later here than the true species? Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ Magnolia…

12th July

…Blue’. Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’ 2018 – CHW On Sunday we went off to the Royal Isle of Wight County Show where I had been asked to judge the show…

6th June

…rhodos and two more old enkianthus uncovered here too. Sadly over but look like Enkianthus campanulatus. 1990 – FJW First 12 hour soak for some time. Wet Royal Cornwall. Rho’s…

29th March

…the commoner form. Teucrium fruiticosum ‘Azureum’ Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ – one final flower. Other than the yellows virtually all the magnolias have now finished flowering in the nursery tunnels. Magnolia…