24th August

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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2021 – CHW

A morning at Burncoose where a few new things have recently come back into stock.

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’ is one I had not seen in flower before.

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’
Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’
Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’
Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunny Charms’
Duranta erecta from Florida to Brazil is clearly a greenhouse plant which forms a bushy shrub or small tree. The yellow fruits look good too in the reference books.
Duranta erecta
Duranta erecta
Duranta erecta
Duranta erecta
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’ scenting the air around the cash point.
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’
Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’

2020 – CHW
Looking again at the Hydrangea paniculata varieties two to three weeks on into flowering is quite revealing as to which are the best value overall.

Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’ is just turning. Splendid!
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ is not very pink really – more creamy-green.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’
Fruits on Crataegus x grignonensis which was top grafted.
Crataegus x grignonensis
Crataegus x grignonensis
Crataegus x grignonensis
Crataegus x grignonensis
Autumn colour already on Stewartia rostrata. Reddish today, it will turn black.
Stewartia rostrata
Stewartia rostrata
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’ is supposed to turn green! I suppose it may yet.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lady’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’ looks rather droopy and wish now.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Kyushu’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ is still full out and the flowers are huge. To be fair this one was only out a little later than some of the others.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’

2019 – CHW
A few things looking good in the nursery with flowers or foliage:Tricyrtus hirta
Tricyrtus hirta
Tricyrtus hirta
Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’
Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’
Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’
Rehmannia elata
Rehmannia elata
Rehmannia elata
Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’
Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’
Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’
Imperata ‘Red Baron’
Imperata ‘Red Baron’
Imperata ‘Red Baron’
Jaimie has decided not to cut the main bank outside the front door for a second time as the cyclamen are out all over and the knapweed feeding butterflies in profusion.
butterflies
butterflies
butterflies
butterflies
Hedychium coronarium just out as the next heatwave is upon us. Some flowers still in bud and some nearly over.
Hedychium coronarium
Hedychium coronarium
Hedychium coronarium
Hedychium coronarium
Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Corry’ is doing well above the wall.
Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Corry’
Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Corry’
Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Corry’
Indigofera howellii ‘Reginald Corry’
As are the Fucraea and Beshorneria in full sun where they bake.
Fucraea and Beshorneria
Fucraea and Beshorneria
Malus hupehensis laden with fruit in only its second year from planting. Another few weeks before they are fully ripe.
Malus hupehensis
Malus hupehensis

2018 – CHW
Hedychium coronarium still just out on the top wall. No deer damage yet unlike last year.
Hedychium coronarium
Hedychium coronarium
Hedychium coronarium
Hedychium coronarium
Calliandra surinamensis with its delicate leaf structure. Too tender ever to thrive outside I fear although it lived through The Beast in an open frame and has grown well in the heatwave.
Calliandra surinamensis
Calliandra surinamensis
Calliandra surinamensis
Calliandra surinamensis
Eucryphia cordifolia full out beyond the Playhourse. It is actually two plants I put there 30 plus years ago.
Eucryphia cordifolia
Eucryphia cordifolia

2017 – CHW
I set off to photograph the hoherias but they prove not to be out – except Hoheria glabrata which is, as we know, over.A few flowers still left on Rhododendron prunifolium which is odd as late as this.
Rhododendron prunifolium
Rhododendron prunifolium
Rhododendron prunifolium
Rhododendron prunifolium
This Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ was blown over in the 1990 hurricane. We righted the stump and it has regrown as a peculiar multi-stemmed tree. Flowers just finishing.
Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’
Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’
Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’
Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’
Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’
Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’
A tail end flower on Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’ with secondary purple new growth appearing as well.
Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’
Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’
Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’
Catalpa x erubescens ‘Purpurea’
Flower buds only, as yet, on Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’. Later than usual to show.
Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’
Hoheria sextylosa ‘Pendula’
A good show of secondary flowers on Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’.
Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’
Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’
Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’
Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’
Seed forming in profusion on Styrax serrulatus.
Styrax serrulatus
Styrax serrulatus

2016 – CHW
The first pink and white Cyclamen hederifolium are out on the lawn perhaps a little earlier than usual. Time for another attempt to stop young Tim mowing the leaves, flowers or corns.

Cyclamen hederifolium
Cyclamen hederifolium
Cyclamen hederifolium
Cyclamen hederifolium
Outside the front door the Zantedeschia aetheopica is finally setting seed and flopping over nine months (yes nine!) after I first pictured it here in flower in the winter. Is this a record?
Zantedeschia aetheopica
Zantedeschia aetheopica
Zantedeschia aetheopica
Zantedeschia aetheopica
2015 – CHW
Certain rhododendrons produce a small secondary flowering in the autumn. Here Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ has a try.
Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’
Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’
Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’
Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’

Hydrangea aspera villosa, 25 years old and already partly dead, is putting on one (probably) last display.

Hydrangea aspera villosa
Hydrangea aspera villosa

While we have been away the Eucryphia lucida x cordifolias have come to their best. The flower on this plant is tremendous but the leaf form is nowhere near nymansensis ‘Nymansay’; the best of the crosses between these two species. We have several similar plants dotted about which predate my planting sprees. What else puts on such a show in late August ?

Eucryphia lucida x cordifolia
Eucryphia lucida x cordifolia

2005 – FJW
Rain after 3 weeks of dry weather.

1973 – FJW
All corn in – 80 acres corn (20 less than 1972) but total grain more.

1915 – JCW
Myrtles on the wane. decorums are very good. R auriculatum (quarry) is over, R auriculatum (Auklandii Garden) plant not yet open. Hybrid Gladiolus are nice. No other shrubs of any value.

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