19th February

…Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’. Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’ The start of Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’. Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ The New Zealand form of Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ from a distance. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ 2019 – CHW…

15th February

…I had better finish off the last part of the holly puzzle. The contention has been that the two veteran trees below Rogers Quarry are the same as two of

7th January

…‘Lady Clare’ Magnolia lacei (Michelia pachycarpa) is clearly an evergreen despite the rather un-Michelia-like shape of its leaves. Magnolia lacei Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ is often one of the very first…

10th February

…frames.First blown open flower on Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’. As early as usual! Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ Loads of flower to come soon on Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ which we planted out…

8th February

…No daffs excepting cyclamineus. 1921 – JCW Far ahead of any of the above in the quantity of shrub bloom particularly heaths (4 kinds) and 22 species of Rhodo’s show…

24th March

…Nick Lock to view some of the dull and rare plants in the following families – Schinus, Foresteria, Shepherdia and Melicytus. Nick had sent me pictures of his Schinus latifolius…

19th March

…down! Burncoose staff meeting On a more cheerful note KPK take a new photograph of the three directors and part of our current office team for their new improved website…

16th March

…hear, any moment, that Chelsea is off too. So time to look at a few of the secondary flush of younger flowering magnolias and try to concentrate on the ‘white’…

15th March

…Ipheion uniflorum Ipheion uniflorum Ipheion uniflorum ‘Charlotte Bishop’ Ipheion uniflorum ‘Charlotte Bishop’ Narcissus bulbicodum (as we saw naturalising so well in the garden) Narcissus bulbicodum Anemone pavonina Anemone pavonina 2019…

9th March

…was in danger of political incorrectness on the subject of pine martins. A subject which I discussed with the late Duke of Westminster some 2 years ago and then we…