7th May

…augustinii ‘Exbury Form’ – extremely large flowers – five plants. Rhododendron augustinii ‘Exbury Form’ Rhododendron decorum (5882) with unusual pink stripes at the back of each flower in the trusses….

10th April

…undergo formal criminal record checks through the parish safeguarding officer under formal and expanding diocese and church rules. Caerhays church has no choir, no children in regular attendance etc so…

24th February

…today. A dwarfish form which will creep and form a low clump. This will be a better seller than Ribes laurifolium itself as a border or rockery plant. Ribes laurifolium…

14th April

…Flowers suddenly out on Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’. The ‘touch’ soon fades! Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ Michelia ‘Touch of Pink’ Nice new growth on Magnolia crassifolia (FMWJ 13163). Magnolia crassifolia…

12th February

…trichomanoides var. alpina I was wrong yesterday. Rhododendron ‘Bo Peep(pink form) is full out above the greenhouse. Rhododendron ‘Bo Peep’ Rhododendron ‘Bo Peep’ 2020 – CHW Spring flowering heathers…

2nd May

form) Rhododendron decorum (white form) Over the weekend I have finished the article for publication on ‘Michelia Puzzles’ about the naming and identification of our 90 year old michelias. Just…

26th March

…No doubt it will get more silvery. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Silver King’ Rhododendron arboreum (pink form) by the greenhouses in a huge mature clump. Rhododendron arboreum Rhododendron…

6th April

…Platt’ which is actually true to name and pink! Several times Burncoose have been supplied with non pink forms in the past leading to hassle and replacements. Magnolia stellata ‘Jane…

20th April

…bright pink flowers. This clump was only planted in 2016 but is already making a good show above the path and well worth propagating. Azalea ‘Pink Pancake’ Azalea ‘Pink Pancake’…

28th June

…larger and pinker flower than ‘Pink Showers’ seen yesterday. Dark leaves too of course. Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Snowbell’ Stewartia x henryae with a good crop of flowers. Stewartia x henryae…