Boconnoc, Cornwall 2017
A Private Retreat
A Place to Unwind
A fusion of succulents, ferns and ornamental grasses as found in some of the world’s secret coastal areas give away rich textures and opulence. Glaucous, silver, mauve and nearly black foliage blend together effortlessly. A Smoke-House nestles among rare plants and the raw crust of Cornish granite as its herringbone pattern complements the surrounding textures of pines and wispy grasses. The charred wood reminds of smoky, culinary treats slowly maturing inside. The fresh scent of pines and kindling sticks, ochre needles and orange tinted ornamental grasses add rustic warmth. A garden to delight, enchant and inspire.
A slight breeze rustles the long grass, and on it drifts the distinct scent of a clear coastal morning in late spring. It could be a bonfire or a barbecue, but when the days are getting longer and when the first school of mackerel appears, the smell of smoke carries the flavour of curing fish and the promise of good, slow eating.
Aeonium balsamiferum Aeonium sp.
Aeonium haworthii Haworth’s Aeonium
Aeonium tabuliforme Dinner Plate Aeonium
Astelia ‘Silver Shadow’ Silver Spear
Carex testacea Orange New Zealand Sedge
Dasylirion serratifolium Sandpaper Sotol
Echeveria ‘Black Prince’ Black Hens and Chicks
Echeveria elegans Echeveria sp
Echeveria ‘Duchess of Nuremburg’ Echeveria var.
Echium pininana Giant Tree Echium
Fascicularia bicolor subsp. canaliculata Sun Bromeliad
Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’ Leucadendron var.
Magnolia ’Black Tulip’ Magnolia var.
Paesia scaberula Lace Fern
Pinus monticola Western White Pine
Pinus wallichiana Bhutan Pine
Protea cynaroides ‘Little Prince’ King Protea
Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’ Stonecrop
Veltheimia bracteata Forest Lily