13th May

…over. [ALONGSIDE] The stunning red flowers of Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’. Trillium luteum Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’ The novel and unusual Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Greenapples’. [ALONGSIDE] The new to us Centaurea…

14th December

…with flower in a tunnel. Solarium jasminum ‘Album’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ just out. Other varieties still to show colour. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’ still with plenty…

10th July

…last village fete or major staff party has there been so much ‘action’ around the house. party given by my brother for Savills staff at Burncoose party given by my…

15th November

…sasanqua on the wall at its best. Primula megasoefolia good. 1897 – JCW F Wilson shows, also Cyclamineus, Horsfieldii, and Nelsoni major, also M Hume and No 100 of 85….

9th August

…Botanic Garden. Not as tall growing as Melianthus major but very attractive in flower which I missed here. We must propagate the seeds of this rare South African species and…

11th July

…far better selection than any Isle of Wight garden centre. They lost lots of freshly split and re-potted agapanthus in The Beast but not their Melianthus major or much else.The…

2nd April

…in rent payments have to be dealt with in a new policy. More people are cancelling their shoot bookings than I expected. Our major building projects are proceeding on paper…

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…The son, James, has returned home to sort the garden and is getting stuck in with major storm and new clearance work after many years of neglect and no new…

5th November

major threat to snake bark maples with several casualties here and at Burncoose. Acer kawakamii Acer kawakamii Last few flowers on Hypericum lancasteri. Hypericum lancasteri Hypericum lancasteri Unlike last year,…

3rd November

…exotica which I enjoy disliking. 2000 – FJW Another very wet month (October) major floods over the country. 1950 – CW Camellia hybrid in Big Quarry out and some opened…