8th July

…crab apple. crab apple A golden hop dominates an apple tree. golden hop Flowers forming on Humulus lupus ‘Aureus’. Humulus lupus ‘Aureus’ A fine display of potted Hostas. Hostas Hosta

18th June

…couple of buds on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Hosta sieboldiana elegans in full flower. Hosta sieboldiana elegans Hosta sieboldiana elegans 2017 – CHW A superbly…

30th July

…Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’. Nearly, but not quite, edible. Aronia melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ As fine a show of flower on Hosta fortunei ‘Aureomarginata’ as I can remember on any Hosta

21st May

…even been started on and it is laughingly obvious to all that a cock up is emerging.Bowdens used to be simply a hosta company and now they have acquired a…

13th July

…peculiar new hosta with crinkled leaves which I did not like but some might well! Hosta Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ at its absolute best. Four to six feet tall and perfect…

24th May

…judges have been less generous with the outdoor gardens which strikes us as pretty fair.Meanwhile consternation on the hosta/railway stand with the boss saying to me ‘Yes, Charlie, I know…

15th June

…Apothecary’. St Michaels Caerhays flower festival ‘The Apothecary’ ‘The Apothecary’ Beside the altar a magnificent ‘Transport’ with a cart and unusual but effective combinations of Hosta, laurel, ferns, chrysanthemum and…

9th June

…‘Cristata the King’ Pinus parviflora Pinus parviflora Pinus parviflora Podophyllum versipile ‘Spotty Dotty’ and Hosta sieboldiana ‘Frances Williams’. Podophyllum versipile ‘Spotty Dotty’ A mature plant of Ginkgo biloba ‘Menhir’ on…