13th June

…griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum A few flowers still (as usual) on Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ in mid-June. Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ The whole garden has perked up with the recent rain after a…

7th September

…sylvatica. Nyssa sylvatica Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa…

1st November

…scandens Rhodotyphos scandens Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ with fruits. Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Eucommia ulmoides with good autumn colour. Eucommia ulmoides Ripe fruits now on Diospyros lotus. We saw them forming a…

21st September

…Farm stand: Roscoea purpurea f. rubra ‘Gurkha Red’ Roscoea purpurea f. rubra ‘Gurkha Red’ Cardiandra alternifolia amamiohshimensis – hydrangea relative Cardiandra alternifolia amamiohshimensis Cardiandra alternifolia amamiohshimensis Cardiandra formosa ‘Xitou Survivor’…

22nd March

…some from Carolyn Townsend which were planted around six to eight years ago; and Simon Trudgeon sends a picture of his, possibly, ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ growing in Bristol. From Carolyn Townsend…

22nd May

…deciduous ones. Magnolia wilsoni is at its best. 1917 – JCW C m rubra about out. R yunnanense is good in the big beds. Standish hybrids are good and so…

27th November

…at Burncoose in the nurseries and gardens: Abutilon ‘John Thompson’ Abutilon ‘John Thompson’ Plectranthus effusus var. longifolius Plectranthus effusus var. longifolius Fuchsia paniculata Fuchsia paniculata Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Arbutus unedo…

20th May

…HOT with E wind and dry. 1981 – FJW Visitor laid an EGG in Maurices suite (George Blandfords bedroom). 1909 – JCW R roylei nice, C montana rubra good, bluebells…

8th May

…1911 – JCW Auklandii very good indeed, not quite its best, M rubra nearly at its best, 481 half open, all recurvas open. 1910 – JCW Most of the recurvas,…

30th April

…Maddeni hybrids. Single peonies and two double out in Tin Garden. 1911 – JCW A few daffs to come. Montana rubra ⅓ open. Indian Arboreums at their best. Auklandii’s a…