16th June

…stock garden and I cannot see much difference with Carpenteria ‘Bodnant’ or Carpenteria ‘Elizabeth’ really. Flower size a bit and perhaps hardiness? Carpenteria californica ‘Ladhams Variety’ Carpenteria californica ‘Ladhams Variety’…

28th May

…Rhododendron prinophyllums Rhododendron prinophyllums Azalea – carpeted in flowers Azalea – carpeted in flowers Below the main fernery is one plant of an old but exceptionally carpeted red evergreen azalea….

21st July

…on carpenteria so early. mature seed heads on carpenteria Seed forming on Cardiocrinum giganteum in the show tunnel. Cardiocrinum giganteum 2016 – CHW Trip to Burncoose to photograph more new…

21st April

…back doing the routine annual painting work on the estate and routine carpentry repairs of the nursery are starting up. Routine maintenance to holiday lets and Vean is also being…

3rd March

…caused some dieback. Rather more this year if indeed it survives? Bad damage all along below Slip Rail in the teeth of the east wind. Magnolia ‘Copeland Court’ A carpet…

29th May

…survivors from the original six forms. Not the best ones of course. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ – yellow form Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ – yellow form A carpet of fallen flowers under…

28th February

…and hybrids Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Suddenly a carpet of primroses coming out everywhere where the grass was so carefully cut last summer late…

10th May

…flowers this year after the cold winter. Despite there being few flowers out the ground is carpeted with buds pecked in half by blue tits seeking the nectar in the…

4th November

…a yellow carpet on the ground but plenty of green leaves too. A generally poor year for autumn colour as no cold mornings or frost yet. Kalopanax septemlobus Kalopanax septemlobus…

9th June

…Styrax japonicus ‘Sohuksan’ (‘Emerald Pagoda’) has some flowers but nothing like last year. Fallen flowers already carpet the ground. Styrax japonicus ‘Sohuksan’ Styrax japonicus ‘Sohuksan’ A young Styrax formosanus var….