29th October

…takesimense Acer takesimense Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ is now 20ft+ tall but the leaf is being blown away before it can begin to colour up properly as it should. At…

22nd June

…sun bleaches them red. Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’ Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’ 2017 – CHW I stopped in Carnon Downs on the way to Burncoose today to photograph this amazing…

31st July

…tender. Thunbergia ‘African Sunset’ Thunbergia ‘African Sunset’ Bloody hell – helleborus with flowers on sale in July. Christmas rose my arse! helleborus with flowers Bored with Busy Bees GC! Fruit…

24th January

…central stamens. Camellia ‘California Sunset’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ 2017 – CHW First flower on Rhododendron moupinense below Donkey Shoe. About on par with last year? Rhododendron moupinense 2016 – CHW…

27th January

…‘Lanarth’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ just coming out. Camellia ‘California Sunset’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ half frosted. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ A carpet of frosted flowers below Camellia x williamsii…

4th October

…as do all the kaffir lilies which we all used to call Schizostylis. Name changes of this magnitude are daft and confusing for customers. Hesperantha ‘Oregon Sunset’ Hesperantha ‘Oregon Sunset’…

31st October

…in the sun and east wind. Stewartia monodelpha Stewartia monodelpha Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ full out above the greenhouse. A remarkable show in the sun. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Camellia…

8th April

…stocking. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Xanthorhiza simplicissima – the huge spreading clump which I first saw 40 years ago and identified as a must for the Burncoose catalogue….

31st March

…The first flower on new Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ which will be a good seller in due course. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ just out at the…

24th July

…huge stalks. Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ – newish in our catalogue but good. Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’ Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’ – stunning red. Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’…