16th July

…too? Political correctness again of course but total ignorance, vandalism and worse in reality. crocosmia variety crocosmia variety crocosmia variety crocosmia variety 2016 – CHW The five Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’…

26th April

…distinct spotting in the trumpets. One survivor from a large clump planted here 20 years ago. Rhododendron arboreum variety Rhododendron arboreum variety Rhododendron arboreum variety Enkianthus serrulatus now full out….

27th May

variety late flowering Ghent azalea variety I thought I had seen enough Primula helodoxa on our Chelsea stand but there is now a good show outside my study window. Primula…

16th June

…really. Flower size a bit and perhaps hardiness? Carpenteria californica ‘Ladhams Variety’ Carpenteria californica ‘Ladhams Variety’ Iris siberica ‘Butter and Sugar’ is quite nice but a shy flowerer in a…

9th June

…are perhaps a little larger too but you would be pushed to separately identify the two if you did not know. Clearly this is a clonal variety and not a…

1st May

…campanulatus variety called ‘Showy Lantern’ Enkianthus campanulatus variety called ‘Showy Lantern’ A daffodil clump still out on the day we say hooray for the start of outdoor sex! daffodil clump…

13th November

…palmatum variety Acer palmatum variety 2017 – CHW Vandalism on the bridge over the River Luney outside the Bottom Lodge. Clearly someone objected to the no parking sign on this…

15th August

…pot in the nursery. Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’ Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’ 2018 – CHW Sorbus wilsoniana with three clusters of berries ripening away on a young plant planted only in 2013….

11th November

…that the ‘spring’ season had started. Rhododendron nobleanum Rhododendron nobleanum Rhododendron nobleanum A pale blue flowering form of Vinca minor ‘La Grave’ (‘Bowles Variety’) has colonised the hedgerow opposite Caerhays…

5th April

…sativa A sorbus with all its berries still intact on the tree in April! Perhaps a Sorbus intermedia but not a Sorbus aucuparia variety I think. Odd that in such…