19th June

…which ought to be grown and propagated more. Rhododendron ‘Tally Ho’ The record cherry tree, Prunus perulata, is flowering nicely when we go to inspect it. The flowers are definitely…

25th August

…additions to the 2020 Burncoose website. Pennisetum ‘Cherry Sparkler’ Pennisetum ‘Cherry Sparkler’ Cyperus eragrotis Cyperus eragrotis Cyperus eragrotis Rudbeckia ‘Summerina Brown’ Rudbeckia ‘Summerina Brown’ Rudbeckia ‘Summerina Electra Shock’ Rudbeckia ‘Summerina…

14th February

…us!), a Collingwood Ingram cherry hybrid, are just out by the tower. Hillier’s says it flowers in March. Each year these trees become more noticeable as they become yet more…

29th July

…‘Strawberries and Cream’ Penstemon ‘Appleblossom’ Penstemon ‘Appleblossom’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ – superb groundcover. Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Leucothoe axillaris ‘Curly Red’ without any winter colour but unusual none the less. Leucothoe…

27th November

…Prunus ‘Jo-nioi’ with an even better yellow autumn show opposite the shop and to the right of the garden entrance. Not a well-known cherry but splendid in the autumn. Prunus…

26th December

cherry collection still grows above the Four in Hand. Prunus autumnalis is not a large tree but, as is typical, its branches have cankerous growths which make them appear somewhat…

8th August

…insignis ssp. fangipanensis Sorbus gongashanica in berry already. Sorbus gongashanica Very few fruits on Crataegus schraderiana this year unlike last. Crataegus schraderiana Crataegus wattiana with fruits turning colour already. Crataegus…

31st December

…dunnii And just a few berry remnants on Cornus drummondii ‘Sunshiny Drops’. I have missed the show if there was one. Cornus drummondii ‘Sunshiny Drops’ A Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ with…

Irish trip April 2018

…yellow berry despite the time of the year. The best show of this I have ever seen. Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ Schefflera frangipanensis seedlings from various Vietnamese collecting…

26th November

…stems. Sorbus ullungdoensis A young Carpinus polyneura with a bit of good yellow colouring but mostly blown away. Carpinus polyneura Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Camelliifolia’ now in full berry and rather…