20th March

…of this last year by Lawrence Banks. Strobilanthes rankanensis Strobilanthes rankanensis Illicium simonsii full out by the tennis court at Tregrehan. Attractive dark bark and red buds on last year’s…

27th May

…x concatenans cross which produced ‘Caerhays Philip’, ‘Caerhays John’ and ‘Caerhays Lawrence’. These died out in the mildew/rust epidemic 25 years ago which affected only certain rhododendron species then. However,…

8th April

…eligible (in Scotland) for the government grants. How remarkably petty and spiteful (but typical) of them! Their chief medical officer’s performance rather sums it up.I attach a communication from Lawrence

15th September

…Croft Gardens (Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks) and is clearly very rare. Clearly tender too so it must come back inside for the winter. Here are its first few flowers although…