20th March

…plant 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…

27th May

…could now try to recreate the cinnarbarinum x concatenans cross which produced ‘Caerhays Philip’, ‘Caerhays John’ and ‘Caerhays Lawrence’. These died out in the mildew/rust epidemic 25 years ago which…

8th April

…attach a communication from Lawrence Banks with photographs. We had been corresponding on the naming of one or two of his magnolias. We have a (still small) Magnolia ‘Anne Rosse’…

15th September

…mauve-pink. Good white indumentum under the leaves. Buddleia limitanea Buddleia limitanea Strobilanthes rankanensis was a gift from Hergest Croft Gardens (Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks) and is clearly very rare. Clearly…