A trip to Tregrehan to study Hydrangeas

…a trio. Hydrangea angustipetala Hydrangea angustipetala Hydrangea angustipetala Hydrangea angustipetala Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group

25th April

…best magnolia in show (South West Group – Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group) In its history since 1933 the McLaren Cup had never been won by Caerhays. While Werrington won…

13th May

…Rhododendron Naomi Group – in the rhodo planting above Rogers Quarry. Rhododendron Naomi Group Rhododendron Naomi Group Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ (our own hybrid) might just make it for Chelsea. Rhododendron ‘Nancor’…

24th February

…The first leaves appearing on Gunnera manicata in February! Gunnera manicata A young plant of Nigel Holman’s Magnolia ‘Hawk’ with a huge flower or three. Magnolia ‘Hawk’ 2021 – CHW…

9th April

…the superb clump has died since last year. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp xanthocodon ‘Purpurellum Group’ Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp xanthocodon ‘Purpurellum Group’ Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp xanthocodon ‘Purpurellum Group’ Rhododendron cinnarbarinum – long…

4th May

…Purpurellum Group with a few flowers. This is borderline with us even in full shelter. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xantocodon Purpurellum Group Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xantocodon Purpurellum Group There has always…

2nd June

…two flowers on Rhododendron ‘Crest(Hawk Group) just coming out. Rhododendron ‘Crest(Hawk Group) Then Magnolia ‘?’ which I had not seen this year which was more interesting than the…

5th May

…the Rockery. Rhododendron reticulatum Rhododendron reticulatum Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ just coming out. A good contrast soon between the other colours. Azalea ‘Black Hawk’ Rhododendron kiusianum was cut back hard two…

7th February

…open. Storm damage It has narrowly missed Rhododendron veitchianum Group which has absurdly early flowers. Previously Rhododendron cubittii I suspect. Rhododendron veitchianum Group Rhododendron veitchianum Group Magnolia ‘Bishop Peter’ is…

26th April

…Montagu Group’ (Exbury) is quite nice but not a ‘Mrs Butler’ special. Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Cameo’ just coming out. Five years from planting….