21st July

…Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana ‘Gold Rush’ Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ in full flower. A hybrid named after Mr Ivey, a Caerhays gardener, and a magnet for bees and butterflies. Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ Escallonia

9th June

…is correct Escallonia ‘Pride of Donard’ Escallonia ‘Pride of Donard’ Escallonia ‘Langleyensis’ Escallonia ‘Langleyensis’ Escallonia ‘Donard Seedling’ Escallonia ‘Donard Seedling’ First flower on a young Rhododendron yuefengense. Very pale and…

28th July

Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ Here is the long promised and frequently cut down Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ named after the daffodil gardener at Caerhays pre 1900. It is a hybrid between a…

8th July

…A wonderful plant for bees and butterflies. Giant fritillaries and Red Admirals especially. I will try to picture the originals on my return. Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ Escallonia

19th June

…tucumanensis with its drooping white flowers. The three plants in Old Park are struggling with frost damage but this one is now huge as you can see. Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia

22nd June

Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis 2019 – CHW Ninety-five to lunch and tour here yesterday to raise funds for the Cornwall Historic Churches Trust. We kept the…

27th June

…enough. Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Escallonia tucumanensis Clethra fabri (FMW 713037) with two large multiple flower spikes appearing. Dark foliage with purple undersides to the leaves. One to watch. Clethra…

5th September

…again with a large truss of flowers. Lapageria rosea ‘Picotee’ Escallonia bifida covered in bumble bees and red admirals. Escallonia bifida Escallonia bifida Escallonia bifida Escallonia bifida 2020 – CHW…

31st July

…was quite nice was Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’ although similar to Escallonia ‘Peach Blossom’ and Escallonia ‘Apple Blossom’. Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’ Escallonia ‘Pink Elle’ 2015 – CHW A bit of research…

31st August

…Jobson’ Secondary flowers on Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ at Four in Hand as usual. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Escallonia bifida is now full out. One of the parents of Escallonia ‘Iveyi’ as is now…