16th February

…Magnolia ‘Todd’s Forty Niner’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ is not that special but a compact growing bush. Camellia ‘California Sunset’ Camellia ‘California Sunset’ The sister seedling to ‘Caerhays Belle’ is just…

2nd July

…the trustees? Bowkeria verticillata from South Africa is now 15ft tall and wide with its white calceolaria-like flowers. A wonderful show today in the sun. Bowkeria verticillata Polygala myrtifolia, another…

19th February

…gone through and was just a windy day with sun and squalls of rain. Radio Cornwall disgusted no one on the seafront was flooded on the hightide at 7am and…

15th June

…like this!). It is said to be stunning as are the fruits so we will see. Gift from Jan-Willem. Cornus drummondii ‘Sunshiny Drops’ Cornus drummondii ‘Sunshiny Drops’ Rhododendron megacalyx is…

16th June

…family friend for many generations of gardening. Rhododendron ‘Crosswater Belle’ is tender with us and temperamental. Better pink colouration in sun than in shade. Our clump needs more shelter from…

24th July

…Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’. Sophora japonica ‘Sun King’ Flower clusters in profusion not yet out on Aextoxicon punctatum. Aextoxicon punctatum Aextoxicon punctatum Tilia endochrysea with another fine set of its…

8th September

…‘Prairie Sun’ Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’ now full out. Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’ Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Stephi’ Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’ likewise. Agastache fren. ‘Blue Fortune’ Agastache…

10th September

…collect now or shortly and enjoy some early autumn colours in the late afternoon sun.Nyssa sinensis showing its first dark purple hues. Soon it will be purple all over. Nyssa…

18th January

…the open in full sun ultimately to cut out under draft winds. Phyllostachys nidularia – a vigorous spreading clump. Phyllostachys nidularia Phyllostachys nidularia Phyllostachys nidularia Phyllostachys glauca – a long…

1st April

sun. It does not seem that long ago since we cut this whole lot down to provide buds and sprays for a Dutch contract but I guess it is 10…