A few curiosities, new plants and autumn colours.
Schefflera delavayi with huge flower heads not quite yet out.
Another Schefflera delavayi with even more flower heads and a spreading habit. Greener leaves too.
This is the true Michelia compressa (Magnolia compressa) bought in the UK. Tom Hudson’s plant has leaves like this and tiny flowers.
This is a supposed Michelia compressa acquired from overseas which, it now transpires, is something rather different! Not exactly hardy either by the look of it. We did not know this when the plants first arrived a few years ago.
Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ with a decent flower or two still by Georges Hut.
2018 – CHW
Magnolia grandiflora still has plenty of buds even if the flowers that were open were blown away in the gales.
The elderly Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ on the top wall is full of flower and doing rather better now that it has more light following the removal of the ilex oak branches from above. A good covering of petals on the ground and a pleasant scent. A bit different, as we saw last year, from the newer forms of ‘Narumigata’ which we saw two weeks ago.
The same large clump of Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ that flowered last autumn is out again. The flowers look a bit premature and are not quite fully formed.
2015 – CHW
A big tidy up by Donkey Shoe by Jaimie and Michael. The Cornish Red has been trimmed back hard on the inside. A clump of camellias planted in the late 1970s have been cut back leaving only the reticulatas. Quercus hansei can now be seen properly.
2000 – FJW
Corn being ploughed back in at Treluckey – large fields of maize uncut.
1990 – FJW
Picked first noblissima from outside front door – Sasanqua full out. A great deal of berry on the holly – rhodo’s have not enjoyed 1990.
Freddy swept into the world.
1965 – FJW
First flower seen on Nobleanum in drive – camellias very late. George B’s Sasanqua only just moving into flower.
1916 – JCW
C sasanqua fair. Lapagerias good. Two martins yet here, several red starts about. Saw a nice flower of R Thomsonii in the wood. E darleyense has begun and E Lodonodes.
1905 – JCW
C sasanqua good. Lapagerias fair, a very few daffs moving.
1901 – JCW
Just as the above with I alata even better that it was, some heather are in flower, and C sasanqua is well out.
1898 – JCW
A few more seedling daffs up, a Christmas rose in flower. Lapagerias very good indeed. Iris stylosa open.