Contributors to the Garden Diary

…or read ‘Caerhays Castle’ by Charles Williams published by Pasticcio in 2011. CHW 2015- Charles H Williams Charles the current owner and curator of Caerhays Gardens and lives in the…

28th April

…Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ This all takes three hours with ‘Abs’ the producer. Thankfully it does not rain until we have finished. Abs also works for ‘The One…

11th March

…mentioned on Wednesday. One of three mature Pieris ‘Charles Michael’ which has already had to be cut up to clear the path for visitors. another storm casualty Another small Magnolia…

5th June

…1991 – FJW Rain has come just in time for two royal visits to the county and the R.C Show. 1952 – CW Charles Michael operated on today. Azaleas going…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…Congreve 12 years ago the rhodo and camellia plantings were so thick that it was obvious Michael White, the head gardener, had a battle ahead. Four years after Ambrose Congreve’s…

7th March

…at the right angle to see the colour properly. What a colour! Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ –…

27th March

…is more popular today with the public but undeservedly so. It flowers much later than the Dr too. Camellia ‘Miss Charleston’ Camellia ‘Miss Charleston’ Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ just…

16th July

…to be the true species. Perhaps Magnolia ‘Ralph’ or ‘Charles Coates’? Not quite like the M. ‘Charles Coates’ at Burncoose in flower form (more yellowish than white) and colour though?…

5th April

…have been only four since 1895. This is perhaps the secret of Caerhays’ continuous development. Mr Martin, Charles Michael, Philip Tregunna and now since 1996 Jaimie Parsons. All have probably…

3rd September

…last old clump of Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ is now dead. Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ 2016 – CHW A visit by Harry Watkins who is writing a PhD paper on magnolias. A…