9th April

…a Kurume in the Punch Bowl which we have lost. Azalea ‘Oino-Mezame’ Azalea ‘Oino-Mezame’ A picture of the Punch Bowl just coming out. the Punch Bowl just coming out Azalea…

24th April

…floccigeum Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’. We must layer this plant! Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ now full out. Rhododendron ‘Hotei’ Rhododendron tanastyllum with one flower….

9th February

…‘Dorothys Dawn’ Helleborus Frostkiss ‘Dorothys Dawn’ Helleborus ‘Pink Beauty’ – flowers have pink coverings or bracts but open a creamy white. Helleborus ‘Pink Beauty’ Helleborus ‘Pink Beauty’ Helleborus ‘Emma’ –…

10th April

…We do not have the white form (yet) growing at Caerhays. Staphylea holocarpa In the mist houses I find (hidden away) a bowl of Pleione bulbocodiodes belonging to one of

14th April

…as they just emerge from the very black buds and ahead of the leaves. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Black Beauty’ An…

13th May

…Planted the two lots in about 1980 and 1991. The former now relieved of the laurel hedge is flourishing. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of

12th April

…grafted most of them themselves before the first phase of planting out in 2003. The second batch of plants came from Stervinou Nurseries in France in 2007. No camellias (or…

13th February

…bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Gurka’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’…

2nd May

…which we must layer and try aerial. Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ Our old Litsea japonica tree died and fell over in the recent gales. At the…

30th January

…cases the colour of the fully open flower itself is the distinguishing feature. This can clearly cause a bit of confusion. Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ is very lovely. Daphne bholua…