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.
Some newly peeled bark on Prunus serrula tibetica glows red in the sun. Wonderful!
Unusual shaped seed pods not yet quite ripe on Magnolia kobus ‘Octopus’.
Likewise chubby seed pods on Magnolia ‘Atlas’ x ‘Vulcan’. Well worth collecting shortly. Planted in 2013 and perhaps the first flowering this spring of this cross. Who knows what these seedlings might produce? Certainly worth a try.
2018 – CHW
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.