20th March

…Zealand Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ True M. campbellii ‘Alba’ CAMELLIA ‘Anticipation Variagated’ Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ towers over the main ride and is well worth being more widely grown. It is the…

2nd June

…you can grow a decent rose garden in Cornwall. I forget the name of this one with a variegated flower. All newly planted and about to flower. one with a…

26th April

…‘Garnettii’ with a lovely contrast between variegated leaf and purple-black flowers. Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Garnettii’ Another superb Rhododendron niveum full out above Orchid House Nursery. Rhododendron niveum Acer palmatum ‘Orange Dream’…

12th February

…have been meaning to photograph Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ (again below the Nursery) with its odd few, yellow variegated or virused leaves for some weeks. It has been in flower…

10th July

…foxgloves today and the second best spectacle in the garden. Burncoose stocks it and the variegated form called ‘Aunt May’. We had Cantua buxifolia on our stand at Chelsea this…

10th November

…christening in the spring but COVID stopped that and it still has not happened.Camellia sasanqua ‘Variegata’ outside the front arch. A fairly sickly virus/variegated plant in one sense but a…

12th July

…soon have to go. A great contrast between the white flowers and the variegated foliage. Most flowers are on the sunnier side as you can see. A great display for…

13th July

…Myosotis arvensis, common forget-me-not, in similar patches. Another arable weed. Myosotis arvensis Myosotis arvensis Catalpa speciosa ‘Pulverulenta’ with its mottled or speckled white variegated leaves. Catalpa speciosa ‘Pulverulenta’ Catalpa speciosa…

14th July

…Moon’ with both green and variegated foliage but no flowers as yet. Agapanthus ‘Silver Moon’ Two other plants which we ought to stock:Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ – wonderful foliage. Penstemon…

12th August

…closely the flowers are well hidden in the variegated foliage and I would not have noticed from a distance. I have never seen this in flower before and had no…