16th March

…colour. Magnolia x thompsoniana Magnolia x thompsoniana Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ will look better when the new growth emerges. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’…

6th May

…performed well. Covered in new growth. Podocarpus nivalis ‘Park Cover’ Podocarpus nivalis ‘Park Cover’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ just starting to live up to its name. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘County…

18th July

…is well worth propagating. Podocarpus ‘Chameleon’ Podocarpus ‘Chocolate Box’ is a rockery plant really. Two casualties out of five planted. Podocarpus ‘Chocolate Box’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ doing little red or…

15th May

…fun of writing this diary is sorting out little puzzles like this for oneself. Very good at Burncoose today were: Escallonia ‘Glowing Embers’ Escallonia ‘Glowing Embers’ Beschorneria calciola Beschorneria calciola…

5th November

…with visitors since 4th July when the last lockdown formally ended. Guests in our holiday lets are (surprisingly) allowed to stay on if they wish under the rules rather than…

28th March

…the flu jab which many of us have every year when prompted or, as we wish, in a free society. [I am now told that the missive is entirely ‘fake…

29th July

…a real breeder with links to RBG Edinburgh and held in high regard by early Rhododendron Society members (formed 1916). Perhaps the subject for another research paper one day. However…

26th February

…next spring. 2019 – CHW To Tregullow to look at large new planting areas with James Williams and then on to the nursery to select the wish list to fill…

1st July

…of the very late flowering Azalea ‘June Fire’. As dark a red as you could wish for. Below the rubbish dump. Azalea ‘June Fire’ 2019 – CHW The standard, variety…

IDS Thank you email and photos

…certainly have added a whole bunch of magnolias to my wish list. I don’t think we asked you what your favourite tree was. Not necessarily my favourite but a huge…