3rd July

…the older man on the left of the photograph. My great uncle, he was married to May Moore (a laundry maid?) whose sister Jesse married my grandfather William, the younger…

27th June

…with the yellow variegation. Nicer than I expected. Agapanthus ‘Golden Drop’ Echinacea ‘Firebird’ is a good red. Echinacea ‘Firebird’ Lampranthus orange – not obliging us by opening. Lampranthus orange Mandevilla…

16th May

…‘Sandling orange-red form’ Rhododendron (Azalea) calendulaceum ‘Sandling orange-red form’ Viburnum rhytidophyllum (not Viburnum x pragense as I thought a few days ago) out and over in a week. V. x…

8th April

…Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox – 2014 planted and now 35ft with attractive bark. Untouched by cold so far. Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox Eucalyptus mannifera var. praecox Eucalyptus…

29th March

…a hot wall in Trengwainton garden. Hard to believe it is doing so well outside and with fruits. Citrus ‘Calamondin Orange’ Citrus ‘Calamondin Orange’ 2021 – CHW The amazing Tilia…

24th March

…Prunus incisa ‘The Bride’ Prunus incisa ‘The Bride’ Prunus incisa ‘The Bride’ Chaenomeles ‘Geisha Girl’ Chaenomeles ‘Geisha Girl’ Berberis linearifolia ‘Orange King’ Berberis linearifolia ‘Orange King’ Back at Caerhays a…

10th October

…survey here on 28th September: I left a specimen on your entrance table by the pine cones, a branch covered in ‘Orange Pore fungus’ or Favolaschia calocera, this is widespread…

31st May

…to flower. I have missed the others during Chelsea. Azalea ‘Orange King’ Azalea ‘Orange King’ A rogue Rhododendron ponticum is suddenly visible opposite Rhododendron stenaulum. It must go! Rhododendron ponticum…

4th June

…‘Tortoiseshell Orange’ just going over. Rather paler than our form so I am not quite convinced this is the right name. Rhododendron ‘Tortoiseshell Orange’ Rhododendron ‘Tortoiseshell Orange’ 2017 – CHW…

29th April

…reason in the post mortem yet. It was always weaker growing than the Burncoose one in full sun. Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’ Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Patriot’…