Annual holiday to the Isle of Wight. A few holiday snaps, but generally musing about next year’s Burncoose catalogue, which I always get my teeth stuck into at this time of year.
I had a couple of days of not writing so you will find some nice pictures of the Isle of Wight.
On the quest for photos for the Burncoose Catalogue I visited a couple local nurseries on the
8th and 9th, and Ventnor Gardens on the 10th.
Gardens around the house
Osborne House on the 12th, I saw my first cone on the rare conifer Sciadopitys verticellata.
Once back home more pictures were taken. I am a bit worried about our
Lithocarpus pachyphyllus, have a look and see what you think.
Lots of Hydrangeas on the
22nd and 23rd to see.
I pose the question is this all worth it on the
26th July and wonder whether I need to make it more controversial!
The gardens saw an invasion of baby frogs, they were everywhere, so tiny and difficult to photograph but lovely to watch. Check out the
9th of June – Do birds not eat tiny frogs?
May 2015 is finally all up to date and looking good.
Such a busy month for us with many garden tours,
The Election and of course the wonderful Chelsea Flower Show. We won RHS Plant of the Year with the lovely Viburnum plicatum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’, and also recieved a Gold Award for our Burncoose Nurseries Stand.
All my notes for June are in we just need to adjust the photos, and July has started well with a short holiday for me!
I cannot believe how much time this is taking.
However, much excitment today as we won Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a lovely new Viburnum plicatum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’, which Burncoose will be selling exclusively later this year. Jan Willem Wezelenburg Hazerswoude discovered this as a seedling amongst the crop of the recently introduced parent V plicatum Kilimanjaro.
Here is hoping that tomorrow brings a good medal for the stand as well.
All April posts and images are in, but we are still fiddling with the layout and links from the 10th April.
May posts are in to the 17th, but most without any images at all at the moment.
Been very busy over the past weeks adding pictures to March entries. Lots of lovely Magnolia pictures of course.
Gardens have been very busy with visitors all month, lots of tours, Jaimie and Mike are run off their feet.
Much excitment as today sees the launch of my Garden Diary at
I have entered everything I have for February 2015 and some accompanying pictures. March and April are still a work in progress, but I will post here when more is available.
Diary extract February 12th
We are also in contact with Exeter University about the possibility of them transcribing all the original diary pages – what a task as you can see.