29th December

…arrival but assume the former. Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Rabbit nibbling on two low branches on a magnolia by Georges Hut. The plant is mature enough here to…

15th January

…clump of Phyllostachys nigra with very dark canes. Phyllostachys nigra Phyllostachys nigra The original and huge (despite being cut down 20 to 25 years ago) Camellia x williamsii ‘John Pickthorn’…

28th July

…Centaurea nigra ss. with much smaller tighter flower heads (Centaurea nigra subspecies is rare in Cornwall and largely confined to the Isles of Scilly). First flowers out on Hoheria angustifolia….

14th August

…were sadly nearly over A second flush of flower on Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’. Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’ and…

6th August

…of buds to come Correa bachhousiana Correa bachhousiana Correa bachhousiana Morus nigra just ripening. Morus nigra 2016 – CHW This is the fuchsia purchased on the Isle of Wight for…

4th July

…semi shade. A carpet of flower and a great weed suppressor. Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’ Juglans nigra with fruit forming very much earlier in the year than I would have expected….

21st July

…sinensis x Magnolia virginiana 2021 – CHW The first clump of Centaurea nigra (common knapweed) in flower on the bank. Centaurea nigra Pale (with a red flash) and the more…

12th April

…good as the new (to us) ‘Fairy Lime’. Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’ Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’ Magnolia ‘Randy’ is one of the liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x stellata crosses with girls’ names. Magnolia ‘Randy’…

28th December

…in late December we have:Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ full out with a few leaves still on what may have once been a secondary flowering flush in September. Magnolia lilliflora ‘Nigra’ Rhododendron…

29th May

…developing clumps of Phyllostachys nigra protect the topside. Phyllostachys nigra A large oak made a mess when it fell in the winter but is now cleared. oak Of the six…