7th September

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FJW 1955-2007
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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

A trip to the nursery to make video films for the website but still time to snatch some pictures.

Sorbus pseudobakonyensis with early fruits.

Sorbus pseudobakonyensis
Sorbus pseudobakonyensis
Autumn tints are starting to show up – here Nyssa sylvatica.
Nyssa sylvatica
Nyssa sylvatica
Fothergilla major also.
Fothergilla major
Fothergilla major
Celtis australis
Celtis australis
Celtis australis
Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early!
Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’
Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’
Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too.
Callicarpa dichotoma
Callicarpa dichotoma
Pittosporum undulatum is new for the catalogue.
Gunnera and hydrangeas growing well through weed free matting.
Gunnera and hydrangeas
Gunnera and hydrangeas
Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro-kapitan’ imported from New Zealand in June has decided to flower out of season.
Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro-kapitan’
Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro-kapitan’
Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro-kapitan’
Wisteria brachybotrys ‘Shiro-kapitan’
Tibouchina urvillana at its best.
Tibouchina urvillana
Tibouchina urvillana
Tibouchina urvillana
Tibouchina urvillana
Tibouchina urvillana
Tibouchina urvillana
Abeliophyllum distichum flowering four months early as the leaves turn yellow.
Abeliophyllum distichum
Abeliophyllum distichum
Abeliophyllum distichum
Abeliophyllum distichum

2016 – CHW
Work well underway with Frankie Tregunna to clean off and level The Cutting so that wedding parties can, from next year, have their tents and reception here overlooking Porthluney cove. It will be a great venue. Parking in the beach car park and we will need to install steps and handrails to the top. During the excavations we discover a 20ft deep well dug in the 1880s into solid rock when the fishermen manually removed part of the hill so that you can see the see from the castle.
The Cutting
The Cutting
The Cutting
The Cutting

2015 – CHW

The large circle of giant mushrooms in the middle of the lawn has been gathered in to the kitchen. Unfortunately this occurred just before I had the camera out. These giant mushrooms are often found in the moors or Derrecks Fields. Once there was one by the side door but I have not seen anything but ordinary sized mushrooms on the lawn before. Another by product of a wet August.

Gathering cuttings for Burncoose today
Gathering cuttings for Burncoose today

Gathering cuttings for Burncoose today. About 50 camellia varieties including lots of odd species and reticulatas that we have not tried before. New for catalogue 2017/8 I hope.

The new clearing above the greenhouse is settling down nicely ready for planting in the spring. More thought needed as to what should go here but probably tall growing rhodos for the next 100 years.
The new clearing above the greenhouse
The new clearing above the greenhouse

Acer henryi (record tree) has started some pretty purplish red autumn tints. I remember it as a yellow autumn colour but perhaps I am wrong? (I am – they are red!).  You can see a full list of our record trees on the Caerhays website, we have over 75 in all.

Acer henryi
Acer henryi
Acer henryi
Acer henryi

1997 – FJW
Harvest in.

1990 – FJW
Slavery to Fax began – weather cool, windy but little rain.

1967 – FJW
All the corn in. Good harvest. 2 new combines worked well. Everything much earlier than last year.

1917 – JCW
Cyclamen very nice indeed. Hydrangeas nice. Moyesii fruit very nice. Six or eight species of rhodo’n show flower. Lapagerias fair, the only Solanum left and the crinums are open. Three rose beds good.

1915 – JCW
Cyclamen are very good and so the cassia, roses in 3 beds also, and the big group of hydrangeas are just taking a fine colour. There is little else but the lapagerias which are fair with the solanum too.

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