14th February

…– Racemosum – Ririei – Barbatum – Irroratum – Lutescens – Scabrifolium – Argenteum – Thomsonii – Nobleanum hybrids. E darleyensis fine and so R praecox. Camellia speciosa is very…

8th February

…FJW N. cyclamineus has been out for some days. 1934 – JCW Lutescens is very good, Conradinae is just opening, Mucronulatum is very nice, not one daff showing yellow. 1933…

19th March

…fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron lutescens just emerging. Rhododendron lutescens 2018 – CHW More heavy snow overnight. About 4-5in. The main A30 road out of Cornwall is shut for 50 miles…

5th March

…of a flower on Magnolia denudata Wilson.1933 – JCW Very few daffs open, R praecox very good – no Magnolias show bloom. Rho sutchuenense is in flower, Rho lutescens is…

3rd February

…– JCW There are 21 species of Rhodo showing some flower Lutescens – Scabrifolium and Sutchunense are good, Praecox is the best thing open. 1916 – JCW Rhodo’ species in…

30th January

…JCW Lutescens and Ririei give flowers. Cyclamineus give no colour yet. 1926 – JCW Prunus conradinae in one case is half open. R lutescens and Ririei very nice. One or…

2nd March

…‘Caerhays Belle’ 2005 – FJW Roy Lancaster sent seeds of [?] tuscularia sp ?? Lithocarpus sp.2002 – FJW 3 flowers on Lapageria. Campbellii very good and all Lanarth type Rhodo’s.1991…

23rd January

…I forgot yesterday that we also have Sasa (recently renamed Sasaella) ramosa (formerly Arundinaria vagans or Pleioblastus viridistriatus var. vagans just to really confuse you). If left untrimmed this would…

21st January

…Some isolated survivors at Burncoose. Arundinaria gigantea (possibly subsp. tecta) – grew as a huge clump with massive tall culms in the Auklandii Garden and flowered and died circa 50…

18th January

…the open in full sun ultimately to cut out under draft winds. Phyllostachys nidularia – a vigorous spreading clump. Phyllostachys nidularia Phyllostachys nidularia Phyllostachys nidularia Phyllostachys glauca – a long…