12th May

…clump to a name it is Azalea ‘Pink Delight’. Azalea ‘Pink Delight’ Azalea ‘Pink Delight’ We once grew a glade of big leaf rhodods tucked away here in shade at…

17th November

…Blush” “Maiden’s Blush” “Maiden’s Blush” “Everards’s Delight” – a Loder bred variety “Everards’s Delight” “Everards’s Delight” ‘Slim and Trim’ ‘Slim and Trim’ ‘Slim and Trim’ ‘Tanya’ ‘Tanya’ ‘Tanya’ ‘Bonanza’ –…

21st September

…chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ already plastered with ripe ‘strawberry’ fruits. We must have got on top of the squirrels as they delight in these and I once saw a dozen stripping…

7th September

…at Ventnor a male. Malus japonicus Malus japonicus We have acquired Illicium tashiroi from Crug Farm in 2013. To my surprise and considerable delight this was in full flower today….

15th June

…in the community who might otherwise not be churchgoers. A wonderful theme, superb standard and a delight to enjoy over three days culminating in the Caerhays charity fete tomorrow. The…

Other nice things from the Rosemoor Show

…Rhododendron laetum Rhododendron periclymenoides Menziesia ‘Dartmoor Storm’ (now Rhododendron!) Menziesia ‘Shepherds Delight’ (now Rhododendron!) Rhododendron (menziesia) formerly ciliicalyx x var. purpurea (bit confused myself!) Menziesia ‘Spring Morning’ (now Rhododendron) Menziesia…

21st November

…overflow from the drive. These trees delight in growing in boggy waterlogged situations as here. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Prunus ‘Shirotae’ is not nearly as good as it was last…

22nd June

…bud in Kennel Close. Escallonia tucumanensis is a gorgeous species from Argentina. Its drooping panicles of flowers are a delight. Asia should propagate lots! I suspect it would root very…

5th October

…Fargesia robusta Fargesia robusta Chimonobambusa timidissinoda (poor spanking name) Chimonobambusa timidissinoda Chimonobambusa timidissinoda Chimonobambusa timidissinoda Fargesia rufa (spankers’ delight) Fargesia rufa Fargesia rufa Fargesia rufa Fargesia utilis (make your own…