11th November

…slugs do not do the leaves much damage despite being very close to the main wall. ‘ginger lilies’ (hedychium) ‘ginger lilies’ (hedychium) ‘ginger lilies’ (hedychium) A nice new clearing at…

24th April

…sport on Azalea ‘Greenway’ which Asia has propagated well in the greenhouse. Azalea ‘Greenway’ My father’s Rhododendron ‘Red Centurion’ just about out. Rhododendron ‘Red Centurion’ Rhododendron veitchianum Cubittii Group just…

10th March

…to a farm which now produces compost from green waste collected by Cornwall Council’s green recycling system. This is the green waste compost into which we have potted circa 20,000…

7th May

…heterophyllus ‘Quercifolia’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ in bud and flower – just as good today as ‘Lois’? Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Newly planted and new here…

25th April

…Could it be Rhododendron taiwanalpinum perhaps? The leaf formation I fear does not quite tally with the reference books? semi evergreen / near evergreen azaleas semi evergreen / near evergreen

17th February

Green Gate hydrangeas by Green Gate The new lapageria planted outside my study window has made excellent new growth in its first year and is still growing now. The value…

14th May

…unnamed red evergreen azalea below the fernery is always covered in flower. Did Asia remember to propagate it last year? unnamed red evergreen azalea unnamed red evergreen azalea In Old…

13th July

…Correa lawrenciana grampaniana I have tried this at Caerhays and lost it. Picconia excelsa is a mature evergreen tree which you could easily mistake as a Laurus nobilis. Picconia excelsa…

6th March

…aureosulcata ‘Spectabilis’ Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens – green canes fading to dull yellowish green. Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens Phyllostachys bambusoides ‘Castellonii Inversa’ – green canes with a yellow groove. Phyllostachys…

27th August

…or speckled reddish-green on different flowers on the same bush. These too are perfect for drying to preserve these wonderful assorted colours. The reddish-green ones are from full sun while…