11th September

…‘Altona’ Below the Four in Hand yet more of the aucuba hedge is dying off. Some phytophtora peculiar to aucuba which infects only aucuba we are told. Defra has tested…

11th March

…this was quite a surprise even if you do not like aucuba! Aucuba japonica ‘Dentata’ Aucuba japonica ‘Dentata’ Aucuba japonica ‘Dentata’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ – a good light pink form…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…with red flowers – a must-get plant too Populus purdomii Aucuba himalaica var dolichophylla collected by Roy Lancaster and growing with us by the Playhouse. Flowers and seed setting. Aucuba

12th March

…Lancaster’s Aucuba omeinsis. They are pretty special by Aucuba standards. Aucuba omeinsis Aucuba omeinsis Fallen petals everywhere from Magnolia ‘Caerhays Philip’. Just look at the colours on either side. The…

13th July

…And the digger hard at it on the new clearing above the castle. digger More dead aucuba by the Green Gate. This phythopthera only apparently kills aucuba and we soon…

28th February

…not like these berries. aucuba aucuba Azalea ‘Amoena’ has been showing for a while but this smallish plant is now full out. Another evergreen azalea which has often graced the…

3rd January

…clumps now stone dead by the Hovel. This is a progressive phytopthora which only affects aucuba as we have seen before. aucuba clumps 2016 – CHW The first magnolia has…

13th April

…pretty close up. Aucuba japonica ‘Rozanne’ Aucuba japonica ‘Rozanne’ An excellent Magnolia ‘Sunrise’ in full flower at the cash point. Magnolia ‘Sunrise’ The Trillium sessile are flowering well too. Trillium…

18th February

…to Clethra pringleyi but a suckering dense shrub) Clethra luzmariae Aucuba confertiflora – which we lost at Caerhays in the cold in 2012 Aucuba confertiflora Arbutus canariensis – tender Arbutus…

29th March

…Salvia interrupta as the reference books suggest? Help please. [See Andre´Johnke’s helpful response in the comment section below!] salvia The newly acquired (from Crug Farm) Aucuba aff. chlorascens is out…