8th August

…some erica hybrids which are still sold today and introduced the Spanish Erica canaliculata to Cornwall. Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ 1917 – JCW Some R…

25th September

…This border used to have perhaps 50 varieties. Today there are perhaps a dozen and I readily admit to having forgotten all the names. Fuchsia collection Fuchsia collection Fuchsia collection…

6th August

…in the catalogue one day. Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ 2015 – CHW A plant in the Higher Quarry Nursery has been another identity puzzle. A…

25th December

…many spikes of seeds. Acanthus mollis Acanthus mollis Acanthus mollis Fuchsia gracilis with new growth showing and the odd surviving flower. Fuchsia gracilis Fuchsia gracilis The Camellia x williamsii ‘J…

29th March

…the leaves re-emerge. Amazing even for a fuchsia. Yes Fuchsia exorticatica would be out well before now but a South American species too from Chile and Argentina? Fuchsia magellanica var…

30th June

…tall growing that Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’. Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis A clump of (I think) Iris foetida in full shade behind the yew…

25th October

…7ft spread. A worthy shrub for a border or woodland setting. Fuchsia hatsbachii Fuchsia hatsbachii Fuchsia hatsbachii 2018 – CHW A younger form of Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ with less pink…

14th July

…massive 12-15ft tall tree with a similar spread and peeling bark. Here growing in full shade. Fuchsia ‘Lechlade Magician’ Fuchsia ‘Lechlade Magician’ Fuchsia ‘Lechlade Magician’ Hypericum canariense looked tender but…

10th July

…is a climbing fuchsia! Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’ Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’ Hypericum ‘Hidcote’ has been so scorched by the current heatwave that the petals on the flowers are literally shrivelling on…

Visit to Tregrehan – 3rd November 2018

…Cuttings taken! Fuchsia glazioviana Fuchsia glazioviana Fuchsia glazioviana Blepharocalyx cruckshankii from Chile was one of the remarkable new plants from today. Clearly closely related to Myrtus or Ugni with similar…