24th April

…number of years. Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Sally Hayward has very kindly been transcribing handwritten records of plants gifted to Caerhays and by Caerhays to others. Gifted not…

23rd May

…with heat stroke and has to be tended by the Red Cross. Sally Hayward RCMG with posy for the Queen – Photo Courtesy of Sally. Queen’s Visit – Photo Courtesy…

3rd July

…exhibition at some point. Kind regards Charles As this is a day of past records I enclose another wonderful email from Sally Hayward who very kindly has spent part of…

1st February

…of our garden history and a nice puzzle!We received an enquiry from Pam Hayward about the two attached photographs which were taken in very early colour and which are in…

25th April

…Day’, ‘Naomi’ Group, ‘Rescassa’ and ‘Michael’s Pride’ Rhododendron hanceanum Rhododendron decorum – FIRST – Winning The McLaren Challenge Cup Pam Hayward accepting the cup on our behalf from David Millais…

12th March

…cups for camellias and shrubs and Barry Starling for Rhododendron vialli (tender and bright red). It is well run by the RHS and the Hayward sisters, Pam and Sally, for…

24th March

…Illicium philippinense (CWJ 12466) in flower in the Rookery. Illicium philippinense Illicium philippinense The first time that our Rhaphithamnus spinosus has produced its pale blue flowers. Rhaphithamnus spinosus Sally Hayward

30th June

…very good start on the stand. Sally Hayward was in situ doing not just our labels but the labels for all the other Plant Heritage exhibitors. What would we have…

18th November

…of elderly and dying trees earlier in this diary. Jaimie is happily gathering more seeds (at Pam Hayward’s request) for the Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group seed list distribution to…

9th January

…been meaning to see if any of the Michelia doltsopa were out following a prompt by Pam Hayward and the Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group website before Christmas. Now there…