27th March

…a deep red which holds itself half open for a long time in bud and opens as here. It might well be Camellia ‘Imbricata’ which is described as carmine-rose or…

21st March

…Giant’ First flowers after the pollarding two-and-a-half years ago of the Magnolia sprengeri ‘Gordon Trudgeon’ (as my father named it) in Tin Garden. Prior to the clearance here we had…

1st May

…just coming into flower by Georges Hut – now on the Burncoose website. Rhododendron ‘Graziella’ Rhododendron ‘Graziella’ At last a half decent flower on a young Rhododendron orbiculare. So many…

11th May

…no gold medal! More importantly, we select half a dozen new and unusual plants which are looking good in the show tunnel (today at least) to feature prominently on the…

18th June

…and sheep shearing Calf, lambs, guess the name of the sheep and sheep shearing Calf, lambs, guess the name of the sheep and sheep shearing Calf, lambs, guess the name…

26th March

…have said often before. Here are a few half castes nearby which are nice enough too. half castes half castes This supposedly dwarf growing forsythia on the lawn was given…

1st July

…and Blue’ The Magnolia delavayi hedge all along the wall below the lawn was trimmed back hard two and a half years ago. This year it is back to flowering…

6th May

…white animal with the cattle is a calf! The telescope reveals that it is in fact a stray sheep which has escaped and taken up residence with its new friends….

14th April

…2018 – CHW Another fine day in a fine week. The cherries are starting and, at last, some half decent or even good new and younger magnolias rather than the…

3rd August

…to about two and a half feet, flowers to three and a half feet. Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Fat Domino’ Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Fat Domino’ Coprosma ‘Pacific Dream’ – not that different but…