14th March

…garden. Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’ Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’ Basically it is all about the number of tepals in each flower (although these of course vary from flower to flower…

13th April

…‘Innocence’ Staphylea holocarpa ‘Innocence’   Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ is just coming out nicely on the drive by the fernery. True to name too. Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’…

16th March

…this Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’ a few days ago. All is forgiven as the majority of the buds are now a good pink as they should be. It is indeed…

6th April

…a Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’ which is actually true to name and pink! Several times Burncoose have been supplied with non pink forms in the past leading to hassle and…

9th April

…should propagate both this autumn. Higo camellias ‘Takasago’? Higo camellias ‘Takasago’? Camellia ‘Hatsu-Zakura’ Camellia ‘Hatsu-Zakura’ Rhododendron schlippenbachii now full out in its pomp. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’ just…

18th March

…really rather splendid. Another new variety from Stervinou. Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’ 2020 – CHW Another cry off from the forthcoming gardening weekend by Maurice…

9th May

…to have named three or four. Here are the five still flowering decently today: Magnolia ‘Jane’ Magnolia ‘Jane’ Magnolia ‘Jane’ Magnolia ‘Ricki’ Magnolia ‘Ricki’ Magnolia ‘Ricki’ Magnolia ‘Betty’ Magnolia ‘Betty’…

11th March

…– almost a vireya but what a red! Rhododendron vialii Rhododendron vialii Our Camellia ‘Lipstick’ is well worth propagating – no prize for this though. Camellia ‘Lipstick’ Camellia ‘Sweet Jane’…

30th May

…is hardy enough? Araucaria bidwillii has survived but I have lost this species before. Araucaria angustifolia Araucaria angustifolia Outstanding in the nursery today were: Iris ‘Jane Phillips’ Iris ‘Jane Phillips’…

25th June

…above Bond Street and below the old rubbish dump. Cornus kousa ‘Miss Petty’ Cornus kousa ‘Miss Petty’ Azalea ‘Jane Fire’ is very late indeed and very red by the two…