11th March

…and true Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ between showers. Now full out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Early flowers out on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Perhaps a fortnight before expected most years. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’…

3rd May

…Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ had flowers at Christmas on a leafless bush. First flush of flower again now. Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Two of the four new species of…

31st March

…Magnolia campbellii alba seedling from main ride. Magnolia campbelli alba seedling Probably Atlas wins today in terms of height but not today in terms of width. Over Easter I will…

4th April

…garden wall beside Giddle Orchard. repaired kitchen garden wall Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ now full out and good even after Sunday night’s heavy rain. Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Another…

10th November

…Camellia sasanqua ‘Alba’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Alba’ The first pink sasanqua to come out looks really good alongside the white. The first pink sasanqua Further along the wall is another form…

11th January

…tall with a similar spread and has shot vigorously where dieback has been pruned out over the years. Rather thin at the top. Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Daphne…

11th February

…Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ A flower and a bud or two on Hydrangea lobbii in February! This grew well at Burncoose by…

8th August

…Spanish Erica canaliculata to Cornwall. Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ 1917 – JCW Some R decorum, Auriculatum going over, several kinds of mountain rhodo’n show flowers….

21st February

…was. yellow form of Magnolia campbellii alba yellow form of Magnolia campbellii alba The original 1911 Magnolia campbellii is now nearly full out and looking splendid. A good colour this…

4th February

…wood. Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’ Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’ 2016 – CHW The true Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ planted in 1955 and now flowering for only the third time (this time properly)…