11th February

…size. Arbutus andrachne Arbutus andrachne Arbutus andrachne Arbutus andrachne Daphen bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ looking especially good and scenting the till area. Daphen bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Daphen bholua ‘Peter Smithers’ Pictorial…

8th July

…Portulaca grandiflora Arbutus menziezii has suffered and lost all its leaves but the new growth has come and the bark is fissuring nicely. Arbutus menziezii Arbutus menziezii Arbutus menziezii Last…

18th March

…bark. Entirely new species to me. Arbutus xalapensis Arbutus xalapensis Arbutus xalapensis Rhododendron barbatum – a true form as the barbs prove although the flower colour was varied. Rhododendron barbatum…

17th March

…species to me. Rhododendron frangipanensis Rhododendron frangipanensis Arbutus canariensis with a flower Arbutus canariensis Arbutus canariensis Podocarpus matudae with huge podocarps Podocarpus matudae Podocarpus matudae Illicium mexicanum in full flower…

30th September

…is one of the few plants which normally flowers and fruits at the same time. Arbutus unedo Arbutus unedo The elderly Cornus controversa by Donkey Shoe has produced loads of…

18th February

…Aucuba confertiflora – which we lost at Caerhays in the cold in 2012 Aucuba confertiflora Arbutus canariensis – tender Arbutus canariensis Arbutus canariensis Mahonia russellii – a tender Mexican species…

9th December

…pruning ivy pruning 2016 – CHW One always thinks there is ‘nothing’ out in December but forgets Arbutus unedo is full out now. Arbutus unedo Pity the heat from a…

12th July

…Ilex verticellata self sown Arbutus unedo All over the place were self sown Arbutus unedo which thrive in these hot, dry coastal conditions There was even a tiny Caerhays bred…

7th September

Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa dichotoma Pittosporum undulatum is new for the catalogue. Pittosporum undulatum Pittosporum undulatum…

31st July

…the mist bench. camellia liners And next year’s crop growing well. next year’s crop Mr Chegwidden finally doing his roof repairs. Mr Chegwidden Out in the nursery today:Arbutus unedo nicely…