20th May

…paler than the Caerhays form. Rhododendron ‘Fastuosum flore pleno’ Rhododendron ‘Fastuosum flore pleno’ Rhododendron ‘Fastuosum flore pleno’ A huge Rhododendron ‘May Day’ which was a Werrington hybrid originally. Rhododendron ‘May…

29th May

…original gaultheria whose name I do not know. The plant died back but has rejuvenated itself. On the way along Rookery Path three rhododendrons in flower: Rhododendron ‘Fastuosum flore pleno’…

26th February

…‘relief’ Caerhays magnolia flowers Early buds forming on a large Echium fastuosum. Echium fastuosum Echium fastuosum Hebe ‘Wiri Charm’ full out. Hebe ‘Wiri Charm’ Hebe diosmifolia also full out and…

27th May

…flash in the trumpets. Aesculus woerlitzensis Aesculus woerlitzensis Double white (and sterile) flowers on Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’ (‘Flore Pleno’). I have not seen this out before but the flowers are…

10th May

…too soon! Enkianthus 2017 – CHW A good picture of Echium fastuosum sent to us by a friend whose garden adjoins the sea in Seaview on the Isle of Wight….

April 2018 Irish trip ( Day 2)

…of the house. east end of the house east end of the house Dead echiums from the cold – this was Echium fastuosum. Echium fastuosum The largest Cordyline australis I…

10th July

…not so sure this time. Plenty of bindweed, still pathetically few name labels for a botanic garden and just how many Echium fastuosum can you stick? Soon time to restart…

28th October

…hybrids. Mag officinalis fell down on 26th behind big Fastuosum Bamboo 51 ½ ft high. Very bad storms. Camellia sasanqua very nice. 1939 JCW Been very dry for almost 2…