8th April

…foliage to the Covent Garden market and still does today. The hope was that by growing more named varieties of camellia a new market could be opened up for the…

31st March

…even though they were bust. Needless to say, the Bank of England did not bail them all out. I hope the reaction to demands for City bonuses is to be…

19th February

…windbreak! camellia windbreak camellia windbreak 2020 – CHW Time to enjoy the first magnolias as I hope our early visitors are.Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ just coming out. Magnolia ‘F J…

3rd July

…visits to Caerhays as a young man in the late 30s. I hope you find these interesting. I may unearth more as I continue my work! Regards Graham Webb From:…

1st April

…in Norfolk. 140 viewed the talk and, they hope, a further 700+ on YouTube. Ten minutes of magnolia chat, 35 minutes of a magnolia slideshow and 15 minutes of real…

21st June

…all will be working part time (we hope) by 4th July when tourism is to restart. There have been very few winners in the pandemic but, almost by accident, Burncoose…

8th May

…always one of the last trees into growth. Catalpa bignonoides 2019 – CHW Chelsea videos at Burncoose highlighting some of the better new plants which we hope will be on…

27th April

…are still in tight bud. Rehderodendron indochinense Flowers on what I hope Susyn Andrews will confirm as an ancient Ilex forrestii. Ilex forrestii A good day showing Tom Christian around…

16th February

…now identified as I. dipyrena (four) and I. kingiana (one). insignis = hookeri? nowadays we think. forrestii = kingiana nowadays. Hope you can enlighten or extend the puzzle! Thanks. Charles…

6th April

…pheasant laid an egg in a pot containing a Daphne bholua outside the front door early this morning. No wonder they are such hopeless mothers laying randomly like this rather…