22nd September

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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

You do not very often see Euonymus japonicus growing in Cornish hedgerows but here a bush full of seed pods which are turning red nicely but no colour on the leaves yet.

Euonymus japonicus
Euonymus japonicus
Euonymus japonicus
Euonymus japonicus
The Newton barn conversions are starting to take shape and are rising again out of the ground. One is an almost total rebuild but we have managed to retain two walls on the second.
Newton barn conversions
Newton barn conversions
Newton barn conversions
Newton barn conversions

2016 – CHW
We have all missed the first flowering at Caerhays of another new clethra species. Clethra monostachya has leaves similar to Clethra delavayi but a different growth habit or so it appears so far.
Clethra monostachya
Clethra monostachya
Clethra monostachya
Clethra monostachya
The March 2016 new planting above the Auklandii Garden where we ripped out the laurel hedge looks well with, as yet, no obvious casualties.
March 2016 new planting
March 2016 new planting
March 2016 new planting
March 2016 new planting

2015 – CHW
Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’ had the best and largest red fruits on any cornus in the garden last year. They are hanging in profusion and swelling but not turning red just yet. I wonder why this exceptional variety is not more widely available?

Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’
Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’
Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’
Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’
Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’
Cornus kousa ‘Gloria Birkett’
Beside it I find a young plant of Heptacodium micinoides in full flower. A strange plant with nicely peeling bark that can achieve a height of eight to ten feet but does not seem to live more than 20 years. Two others have died recently. It makes a nice aftermath to the hydrangeas. One would guess it was Chilean but it is actually Chinese although it only came to the UK in 1980. A plant which Burncoose could do a lot more to promote as something different.
Heptacodium micinoides
Heptacodium micinoides
Heptacodium micinoides
Heptacodium micinoides
Heptacodium micinoides
Heptacodium micinoides

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