26th December

…the pheasants/birds do not like them. It was a Werrington plant which we collected seed from 40 odd years ago and planted three (now one left) above the drive. Sadly…

19th February

…mollocomata ‘Werrington’ (planted 2012). Magnolia mollocomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia mollocomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia mollocomata ‘Werrington’ First flower on Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’. Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Buds opening on Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’. Magnolia ‘Ian’s…

8th February

…Kennel Close flowering for the first time. An excellent colour and better than I remember the original at Werrington? Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia mollicomata…

The Cornwall Garden Society spring show

…floribundum Rhododendron floribundum Rhododendron principis Rhododendron principis Rhododendron lukingense (second from Werrington). Rhododendron lukingense Rhododendron lukingense Rhododendron anthosphaerum Rhododendron onthospaerum Rhododendron fulvum (first from Werrington). Rhododendron fulvum Rhododendron phaeochrysum Rhododendron…

6th April

…greenhouse just large enough to start its bark peeling. Two older specimens in Penvergate are much better and now 20 years old. Very different at present from the Werrington ‘Chinese…

1st January

…of lower buds on Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’. Could be a squirrel I suppose but quite low down and higher buds are fine. Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ The secondary…

13th February

…despite my father’s alzheimers, he did remember his father and grandfather dealing with them when they were also growing daffodil bulbs seriously at Werrington and Caerhays. Today Burncoose are Peter’s…

20th July

…deer nibbling on Sorbus meliosmifolia. The leaves are similar to Meliosma. Sorbus meliosmifolia Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ with ripening seed pods. Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Erethia thyrsiflora has started root suckering and…

28th February

…opening. Camellia reticulata ‘Royalty’ Rhododendron moupinense now just out. Rhododendron moupinense First flower out on Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Werrington’. A good colour this year. Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Werrington’…

5th October

…has sent photographs of ‘Cornish loderi’ at Werrington. There are no plants here but we took pictures of the Burncoose plant on the drive to compare trunk formation and leaf…