13th March

…spicata and Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’. Corylopsis spicata and Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Corylopsis spicata and Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’. Corylopsis spicata and Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ in the…

15th November

…for at least nine months. Magnolia grandiflora Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red Star’ is perhaps at its best but far less red than last year. The other varieties have hardly turned colour…

29th March

…on a clump of Aesculus parviflora. Aesculus parviflora Dad’s Rhododendron ‘Red Centurion’ nearly full out. Rhododendron’Red Centurion’ The record Cornish plant of Laurus azorica has an attractive flower for a…

21st March

…macabeanum just about out. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Our own Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ raised, named and registered but not bred by us. Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ Flowers further out on Rehderodendron…

6th May

…‘Red Embers’ just starting to live up to its name. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘County Park Fire’ not quite into new growth yet. Podocarpus ‘County Park Fire’ Podocarpus ‘County Park…

24th April

…sport on Azalea ‘Greenway’ which Asia has propagated well in the greenhouse. Azalea ‘Greenway’ My father’s Rhododendron ‘Red Centurion’ just about out. Rhododendron ‘Red Centurion’ Rhododendron veitchianum Cubittii Group just…

23rd April

…in full sun in a hot dry bed. Lonicera tatarica ‘Hacks Red’ or ‘Arnold Red’ Lonicera tatarica ‘Hacks Red’ or ‘Arnold Red’ A well pruned and manicured old wisteria with…

18th April

…quickly turning pure white. Magnolia ‘Alixeed’ A tail end flower on Magnolia dawsoniana ‘Chyverton Red’ on the drive by Red Linney. This plant was never named as such but Nigel…

9th May

…stunning now. Cercidiphyllum japonica ‘Red Fox’ Cercidiphyllum japonica ‘Red Fox’ Cercidiphyllum japonica ‘Red Fox’ Caragana arborescens ‘Walker’ with few flowers this year and its umbrella growth shape. Burncoose stopped stocking…

28th February

…to come out properly. Michelia doltsopas Ian Baldick’s Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’ is showing colour and promises a fine show but this one is very susceptible to frosts. Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’…