1st September

…is going to be a dramatic leaf colour plant against a predominantly green background. Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Populus deltoides ‘Purple Tower’ Salix fargesii is now shaping up well after…

15th June

…Matt Semmens had remade the ironwork on the bell tower door for the occasion. bell tower door bell tower door ‘Mining’ with the copper ingot. Clever! ‘Mining’ ‘Mining’ “Ursula’s Baptism”….

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…

16th May

…Korea. Hemiptelea davidii Chorizema cordatum now nicely out. I bought this a few weeks ago. Chorizema cordatum Corylopsis spicata ‘Golden Spring’ with its new leaves as wonderful as ever. A…

31st May

…very new to Burncoose. Canadian bred I believe. Kalmia latifolia ‘Snowdrift’ Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ – far less horrid than the plain green form. Arundo donax ‘Golden Chain’ Rosa cantabriensis…

12th April

…Brandy’ as the tepal colours change. Magnolia ‘Apricot Brandy’ Magnolia ‘Apricot Brandy’ Magnolia ‘Carlos’ just out too. Magnolia ‘Carlos’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Salix udensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Pterocarya fraxinifolia Pterocarya…

6th April

…pink in bud Amelanchier laevis ‘R. J. Hilton’ Amelanchier laevis ‘R. J. Hilton’ Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Pumila’ Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Pumila’ Frosted Magnolia ‘Golden Cup’. Magnolia ‘Golden Cup’ Dogshit on sticks! Dogshit…

8th April

…nice contrast. Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’ Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’ Aesculus x neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ – superb new growth. Aesculus x neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ Rhododendron kesangiae – another form. Rhododendron kesangiae Camellia…

15th December

…wonderful yellowish-white edges. Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden van Tol’ 2017 – CHW Gaultheria procumbens still with good clusters of red berries. Gaultheria procumbens Skimmia japonica ‘Veitchii’…

6th December

…yellow centres to its leaves and has here shown how the viral (?) cause of this variegation can become more pronounced after pruning. Camellia ‘Golden Spangles’ Camellia ‘Golden Spangles’ If…