8th August

…name is now Fuchsia magallanica var molinae whereas the ‘true’ ‘Alba’ has a pink corolla! JCW collected fuchsia species in the 1930s and this, like Fuchsia gracilis and Fuchsia riccartonii,…

25th September

…varieties. 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

6th August

…of Wight for propagation. Fuchsia ‘Lady Bacon’ is not a climber like our Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’ which is. It appears to be a Fuchsia magellanica variety which is entirely hardy…

25th December

…one flowering spike and 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…

29th March

…again in late March with new flowers coming out as the leaves re-emerge. Amazing even for a fuchsia. Yes Fuchsia exorticatica would be out well before now but a South…

30th June

…above Lower Rockery is full out now. Much less tall growing that Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’. Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis A clump of (I…

10th July

…failed to realise that it 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…

14th July

…officinalis Fuchsia ‘Lechlade Magician’ was a 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…

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…

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…