4th April

…‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ First time flowering (that I have seen) of Lindera angustifolia (FMWJ 13156). The tree has grown extraordinarily…

27th March

…a long time in bud and opens as here. It might well be Camellia ‘Imbricata’ which is described as carmine-rose or a fine deep rose which I guess this is….

25th July

…it. Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ Geranium ‘Eureka Blue’ Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ – groundcover with dark leaves. Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ Geranium ‘Dusky Rose’ Geranium ‘Blue Sunrise’ – blue at first fading quickly….

6th March

…of the young Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary Rose’ in the nursery has to be seen to be believed and the scent! Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary Rose’ This is…

17th March

…cut the ribbon Sir Richard Carew Pole V.M.H and Roy Lancaster V.M.H cut the ribbon The Isla Rose plaque with blue (not pink) ribbon. The Isla Rose plaque Roy Lancaster…

17th December

…and staked. Starting to take shape for the future! Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation Isla Rose Plantation A new French camellia very similar to Camellia sasanqua…

1st September

…hips on the white climbing rose hips on the white climbing rose Fruit just turning black on Vaccinum urceolatum. Fully juicy and ripe soon on this very rare plant. Vaccinum…

26th May

…over – raised in 1869 Azalea ‘Bartholo Lazzari’ Azalea ‘Tower Darling’ Azalea ‘Tower Darling’ Azalea ‘Tower Darling’ Azalea ‘Rose de Flandre’ Azalea ‘Rose de Flandre’ Azalea ‘Rose de Flandre’ Azalea…

25th April

…out. An odd succulent like plant. Rhodiola rosea Rhodiola rosea Halesia carolina out too early for Chelsea in the Show Tunnel. Strangely not yet out at Caerhays. Halesia carolina Another…

29th January

…than the front but much darker overall than the other two. Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’ Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’ Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’ Also out today was the new Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pinish…