A few seed ripening on the elderly Enkianthus cernuus rubens.
More flowers on another Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’. A little paler than the proper ones in spring?
Late new growth as usual on Camellia gigantocarpa.
Lithocarpus fenestratus is making good growth in a sheltered spot.
Seed heads again this year on Magnolia rostrata which will not be ripe for ages yet.
Deer damage from a roebuck to the stem of a small rhododendron. Do we really have to cage every plant with wire like this one now? Infuriating. A cull needed!
Mahonia savilleana still not properly out yet.
The young Manglietia (Magnolia) insignis which was so covered in flowers in late June / early July has dropped all its seed heads.
A young Magnolia thompsoniana doing well behind some rhododendrons with which it will soon be conflicting. My poor planting again!
Sorbus needhamii making good growth.
2020 – CHW
Visit to Burncoose to undertake the annual tree health survey.
The restocked climber tunnel looks good. Unusual to see so many clematis out in September.
Time to take a look for seed for Asia to collect now or shortly and enjoy some early autumn colours in the late afternoon sun.Nyssa sinensis showing its first dark purple hues. Soon it will be purple all over.
A planning meeting last Thursday for our Chelsea 2019 stand which will be themed on an alzheimers garden.Clerodendron bungei with a sucker flowering well in shade beside the Burncoose mist houses.
Jaimie and his team have been cutting the trash on the islands. They came upon the swans’ nest with five addled eggs. The swans hatched off only two chicks but sadly only one has survived to near maturity.
Hydrangea aspera subsp robusta outside the front gates is now fully out. The florets are a pure white and stand out well at a time when there is little colour in the garden and autumn is around the corner.
2015 – CHW
A group of three newly planted hypericum are flowering very late with oddly shaped light yellow flowers. It seems that this species will make quite a decent shrub in time.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’ has lovely yellow emerging new foliage in spring but its autumn hues are not at all bad either. Growing it in full sun seems to improve the colour of the foliage although, in the past, we always thought of metasequoias as bog plants to be planted near water. At Tregrehan they have actually planted three right in the lake and they are thriving.
2004 – FJW
Fairly wet early to mid August – fine first ten days of September until rain today.
1969 – FJW
Long dry spell finished – still 4 acres of corn out – garden does not look too dry.
1916 – JCW
The following rhodo’s are in flower – R flavidum, R hippophaeoides, R scintillans, R racemosum, R radicans, R fastigatum, and bits of flower are open on R decorum, R ungernii and R intricatum. The roses are very good indeed in the 3 beds.