14th September

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FJW 1955-2007
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

The base and electric/water supply to the new cash point and shop is now well in hand. Fortunately the pull throughs in the alkathene pipe have worked to get the new cables to where we need them without digging a new trench.

new cash point
new cash point
new cash point
new cash point
new cash point
new cash point

2016 – CHW
A Burncoose management meeting to review the latest accounts to 31st August (all good) and the plans for next year. The front cover of the 2017 catalogue and the Chelsea pages are all sorted already and the first proof of the new website plant list is nearing completion so the catalogue designers can then get to work. A few more new plant entries for 2017: Agastache ‘Blackadder’ is an attractive late flowering dark blue purple. Quite a show in a herbaceous border for September and growing to about two feet.
Agastache ‘Black Adder’
Agastache ‘Blackadder’
Agastache ‘Black Adder’
Agastache ‘Blackadder’
Pennisetum ‘Sky Rocket’ has an attractive variegated mix of colours with late blackish flowers. Outside there is more yellow in the leaves and more white in the tunnels.
Pennisetum ‘Sky Rocket’
Pennisetum ‘Sky Rocket’
Pennisetum ‘Sky Rocket’
Pennisetum ‘Sky Rocket’
Euphorbia cyparissus ‘Orange Man’ is not in flower but its feathery blue green leaves are attractive and certainly not obviously euphorbia like. I await the flowers next spring with interest.
Euphorbia cyparissus ‘Orange Man’
Euphorbia cyparissus ‘Orange Man’
Euphorbia cyparissus ‘Orange Man’
Euphorbia cyparissus ‘Orange Man’
Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’ is one we have had once before but you can clearly see how it gets its name. Whitish in bud opening light mauve with not all the flowers coming out at once to give a foxtail appearance.
Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’
Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’
Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’
Calluna vulgaris ‘Silver Fox’
We have over 200 new catalogue entries already and plenty more I expect to go into proof number two but, this year, we are well ahead of ourselves with the photographs so not too many blanks on the website in January.

2015 – CHW
Seeds on both of the original Camellia saluenensis (light and darker pink) collected by George Forrest in 1917 near Tenguegh in Yunnan. The seeds are large enough to be viable but would probably turn out to be hybrids.

Camellia vernalis outside the nursery window has always had somewhat irregular or erratic variegation. It is not really a variegation; more a sign of chlorosis but the plant is equally healthy whatever the leaf form. Out before Christmas usually.

Camellia vernalis
Camellia vernalis
Cotoneaster microphyllus
Cotoneaster microphyllus

Cotoneaster microphyllus has some but not many berries. I suspect the chickens and pheasants have cleaned up.

1916 – JCW
German line on the Somme is now bending under heavy French and English attack.

1914 – JCW
The solanums on the big wall are very fine, cyclamen very good, cassia nice, hydrangeas and roses good, lapagerias fairly good. Germans are really retreating.

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