8th July

…A fine display of potted Hostas. Hostas Hosta fortunei albomarginata in flower. Hosta fortunei albomarginata Well clipped Buxus sempervirens and Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’. Buxus sempervirens Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’…

18th June

…rhododendron A very late flower and a couple of buds on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Hosta sieboldiana elegans in full flower. Hosta sieboldiana elegans Hosta

30th July

…melanocarpa ‘Autumn Magic’ As fine a show of flower on Hosta fortunei ‘Aureomarginata’ as I can remember on any Hosta group. Hosta fortunei ‘Aureomarginata’ At the nursery entrance Escallonia ‘Iveyi’…

21st May

…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 fern business…

13th July

…South Africa I am fairly sure. Oxalis purpurea A peculiar new hosta with crinkled leaves which I did not like but some might well! Hosta Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ at its…

24th May

…when you look around. The 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…

15th June

…magnificent ‘Transport’ with a cart and unusual but effective combinations of Hosta, laurel, ferns, chrysanthemum and Alstroemeria. Beside the alter ‘Smithy’ St Michaels Caerhays flower festival “Warleggan’s Bank” with coins…

9th June

…Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’. Dryopteris affinis ‘Cristata the King’ Pinus parviflora Pinus parviflora Pinus parviflora Podophyllum versipile ‘Spotty Dotty’ and Hosta sieboldiana ‘Frances Williams’. Podophyllum versipile ‘Spotty Dotty’ A mature…