5th May

…Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ The remains of a Rhododendron thompsonii after being hit by a tree. Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron thompsonii Near enough to Azalea ‘Northern Hi-Lights’ but not…

21st May

…with nearly every plant we have brought used up on the stand but still a big empty hole behind the cash point. So a hasty trip to Hillier’s to beg…

4th May

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2020 – CHW So Lord Bragg and the other leading lights in the art/cultural world…

8th May

…of his TV and radio grandstanding, and veiled attacks on the government for not adopting his policies quicker, or when they found out a bit more about his WHO paymasters?…

1st June

…is now a new name for the semi climbing Abelia floribunda as it has always been known. Another annoying name change in the new Hillier’s but not their fault of…

13th June

…pure white deciduous azalea below the Kalopanax septemlobus but this one has a faint yellow flash which is not present in every individual flower. ‘White Swan’ or ‘White Lights’ is…

6th March

…the hill in Grampound rhododendron beside the road at the bottom of the hill in Grampound rhododendron beside the road at the bottom of the hill in Grampound rhododendron beside…

15th May

…in Hand has a large flower with a hint of orange unlike the ones at the top of the garden. Hillier’s says it is pink but we have always known…

12th March

…a selling table and I give him a hand to set up. Justin is a natural salesman whose lack of plant knowledge is amply covered by his charm and ‘sales…

Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays

…mild westerly airstream since November with repeated gales and much higher than average rainfall. Last summer was reasonable in June and July turning wet in August. Until early November autumn…