2023 – CHW
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Mainstreet’; A huge plant today nearly 20 years after planting.
2022 – CHW
A seed head on Schefflera pauciflora (WWJ 1199) but far from ripe yet. Large leaves unlike the S. pauciflora in the Aucklandii Garden.
Many seed heads on Magnolia sprengeri ‘Burncoose’ but by means all of them are swelling up with seeds.
A delivery of rhododendrons from Millais Nurseries for planting out soon.
Jaimie has discovered a veritable sea of self-sown Amomyrtus luma (formerly Myrtus luma) seedlings above the Four in Hand.
A full day meeting on the website and a garden tour with Julie this Tuesday to try to get our brains back to normality.The quince fruits are just starting to turn from green to yellow.
The base and electric/water supply to the new cash point and shop is now well in hand. Fortunately the pull throughs in the alkathene pipe have worked to get the new cables to where we need them without digging a new trench.
A Burncoose management meeting to review the latest accounts to 31st August (all good) and the plans for next year. The front cover of the 2017 catalogue and the Chelsea pages are all sorted already and the first proof of the new website plant list is nearing completion so the catalogue designers can then get to work. A few more new plant entries for 2017: Agastache ‘Blackadder’ is an attractive late flowering dark blue purple. Quite a show in a herbaceous border for September and growing to about two feet.
2015 – CHW
Seeds on both of the original Camellia saluenensis (light and darker pink) collected by George Forrest in 1917 near Tenguegh in Yunnan. The seeds are large enough to be viable but would probably turn out to be hybrids.
Camellia vernalis outside the nursery window has always had somewhat irregular or erratic variegation. It is not really a variegation; more a sign of chlorosis but the plant is equally healthy whatever the leaf form. Out before Christmas usually.
Cotoneaster microphyllus has some but not many berries. I suspect the chickens and pheasants have cleaned up.