21st June

…their leaf shapes a month or so ago:Tilia japonica ‘Ernest Wilson’ – regrowth after the rain from earlier roe deer nibbling. Tilia japonica ‘Ernest Wilson’ Tilia japonica ‘Ernest Wilson’ Tilia…

The Garden at Caerhays

…numbers of new plants from China which were totally unknown in Western Europe. These were collected by the great plant hunters, Ernest Wilson and George Forrest, whom JC had sponsored…

28th April

…just into leaf. A deciduous species first collected by Ernest Wilson in 1910 and in 2007 by Mikinori Ogisu. Cotoneaster cornifolus ‘Ogisu’ A very good form of Enkianthus serrulatus (group…

Contributors to the Garden Diary

…these new species were sent back by the great plant hunters, George Forrest and Ernest Wilson, whose expeditions were sponsored either wholly or as part of syndicates by JC. The…

29th March

…Magnolia (Michelia) floribunda var. tonkinensis. Magnolia (Michelia) floribunda var. tonkinensis Exciting moment! The first time I have ever seen Maddenia hypoleuca in flower. Cherry like leaves and introduced by Ernest

5th April

…parvipetala is much pinker in colour now. Rhodoleia aff. parvipetala Magnolia ernestii now properly into flower. Magnolia ernestii On Burns Bank Rhododendron impeditum ‘JC Williams’ and Rhododendron ciliatum. Rhododendron impeditum…