"I telephoned the nursery yesterday to let you know that the Cotoneaster tree in my order had arrived with one of its main branches broken very close to the trunk. I did not expect such a prompt response. A replacement has just been delivered which I am pleased to say is in perfect condition.
Very many thanks. I shall be very happy to buy from you again, particularly as your stock list is so comprehensive, including many rarer subjects, sometimes difficult to track down!
"I particulary like the information boxes about the current month found on the index page."
"I recently ordered, and received, a Nandina and Mahonia and I would just like to say thank you. The shrubs were in beautiful condition and very well packaged, something which is often lacking when ordering on line. This was the first time I have ordered from Burncoose Nurseries and I would not hesitate in ordering again and will also recommend you to my family and friends. Many thanks "
Landscaping Coastal Garden Project
Carn Cobba, Zennor, St IvesBack to landscaping page
The site was originally used as a mill for the local area. The garden was initially constructed in the 1950’s and planted. It was then left for a number of years. Later it was reclaimed with a good clear out although some of the original camellias and rhododendrons were still in situ in 2005.
This work was carried out by Burncoose and the owner’s gardener. The planting around the house was carried out in 2006 with a mixture of tamarix, elaeagnus, hydrangeas, olearias, cordylines and agapanthus. These plants have established well and in some cases, too well, as they have required quite heavy pruning to stop them blowing out of the ground!
The lower areas by the stream were mainly planted in 2007 after more clearance work and were thriving until, in March 2009, a freak storm turned the stream into a torrent of water 10ft deep and 20ft wide. This seemed impossible as the site is on the edge of the cliff and 100ft above sea level. In the next valley 2 young people were tragically washed to their death with the ferocity of the water.
The garden around the stream was virtually wiped out with many of the beds being washed away completely together with the with the plants. Many of the rocks, some 2-3 tonnes in weight, were carried out to sea. The force of the water was such that a large 15 tonne block of blue elgin rock was moved over 5 feet along the garden.
The garden was reconstructed by Burncoose in September 2009 when we at last hit a dry spell after a very wet summer. The work involved taking on site a swing shovel across the bog area with much apprehension how far it would sink. We then dug out rocks from the surrounding ground to replace those that had been washed away and rebuilt the banks.
The bottom of the Mill House garden was all rebuilt using block and tackle as it was not possible to access this area with a swing shovel. This area was constructed using concrete as it hoped to renovate the Mill House further in the spring.
Some further replanting work will take place in the spring once the worst of the winter storms have passed.