12th March

…double white japonica. Camellia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camellia ‘Silver Ruffles’ Camellia “Fire ‘n’ Ice” has been photographed in the diary once before. In the rain I may not have done it…

11th March

…from the icy winds. Syringa reticulata Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ out again too. Just the first few flowers lost. Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ Camellia ‘Silver Anniversary’ The dainty Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ is…

19th March

…seedlings above the camellia foliage plantation are flowering well but with very different sized flowers and leaves. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ has clearly crossed up with the first one but…

29th March

…Wilson in 1907. It used to grow here but has long since died out. Maddenia hypoleuca Maddenia hypoleuca Another young Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ with decent bud and flower. Magnolia ‘Black…

30th April

…Staphylea holocarpa Maakia chinensis with its attractive silvery new growth. Maakia chinensis Maakia chinensis A carpet of sycamore flowers on the Main Ride after the rain. sycamore flowers Rhododendron ‘Corona’…

16th April

…on the Today programme until recently. One swan is back on the lake. A mother and two very mature cygnets left about 10 days ago. Normally the parents drive the…

25th August

…smithii A few poor flowers on Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymans Silver’ which has not enjoyed its first dry year in the ground above Crinodendron Hedge. Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymans Silver’…

2nd March

…base. Lindera communis Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ blown out early high up at 30ft+. Michelia doltsopa ‘Silver Cloud’ I have now finally got to grips with the naming of all…

7th August

…‘Twister’ Hibisicus moscheutos ‘Planet Griotte’ flowering for the first time that I have seen. Hibisicus moscheutos ‘Planet Griotte’ Canna speciosa in flower. Canna speciosa Agapanthus ‘Silver Moon’ an excellent foliage…

13th September

…beside the other Cordylines and the Phormiums. Cordyline ‘Southern Splendour’ Cordyline ‘Southern Splendour’ Clematis ‘Silver Moon’ is a new addition to the 2020 Burncoose catalogue. Clematis ‘Silver Moon’ Pseudowintera ‘Moulin…