9th April

…nurseries in the 1960s. It got an RHS award of merit in 1967. Treseders may well have got it from here originally. Camellia ‘Althaeiflora Gigantea’ Camellia ‘Althaeiflora Gigantea’ Another fine…

21st January

…this went when we dredged the pond. There is still a small cane or two of Arundinaria gigantea subsp. tecta above and below Rookery Gate. Chusquea gigantea is dead and…

27th May

…die. Chusquea gigantea Chusquea gigantea Chusquea gigantea 2018 – CHW A trip to look at aesculus species in flower in Kennel Close. What an addition to woodland gardening this genus…

4th July

…good a lunch!Stipa gigantea inside a water feature. Most effective in this South African themed garden which really works well. Stipa gigantea Stipa gigantea Stipa gigantea Miscanthus zebrinus as a…

3rd August

…white flowers. Five to six feet tall. Very difficult to grow in a pot! Ligularia gigantea ‘Giant Scabious’ Ligularia gigantea ‘Giant Scabious’ Ligularia gigantea ‘Giant Scabious’ Perouskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’…

15th April

…Chusquea gigantea Chusquea gigantea Magnolia ‘Stellar Acclaim’ is rather small flowered and dull! Magnolia ‘Stellar Acclaim’ Magnolia ‘Stellar Acclaim’ Aesculus bushii with new growth and flower heads already – four…

2nd February

…rain) on Rhododendron moupinense. Rhododendron moupinense The now dead canes (after flowering) on Chusqua gigantea are on the list to be dug out shortly. Chusqua gigantea The oak branch by…

8th October

…Chusquea gigantea is clearly in too shady a place but is already 12ft or so after planting at a small size in 2011. This will be new in the 2017…

12th July

…The view Mrs Scott emerges from lockdown. Mrs Scott Chusquea gigantea has flowered, seeded and died here as it has in the Caerhays garden. Chusquea coleou seems to be alright…