5th February

…is Camellia ‘Paradise Glow’] Camellia ‘Paradise Glow’ Camellia ‘Paradise Glow’ Camellia ‘Paradise Glow’ Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’ also just out with some wind damage. Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’ Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’ 2017…

25th July

…the breeding pens at Paradise Park, Trewithen and Trelowarren. Paradise Park already have one litter this year. These pictures of Ross and Demelza were not taken by me but show…

8th April

…‘Aztec Pearl’ – a shy flowerer with us in the nursery. Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’ – foliage and flowers a nice contrast. Kerria japonica…

12th September

…unexpected Camellia ‘Sundae’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Paradise Hilda’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Paradise Hilda’ Camellia ‘Gay Border’ Camellia ‘Gay Border’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ – this one I would have expected The Muehlenbeckia complexa…

31st January

…top Camellia Duchess D Camellia ‘Apollo’ – again with the irregular white blotches on some flowers as we expect Camellia ‘Apollo’ Camellia ‘Apollo’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Paradise Blush’ – as labelled…

28th October

…large plants in a short time. These ‘Paradise Collection’ sasanquas, as they were known, were originally destined for Tresco but the soil there was deemed unsuitable and they hung around…

15th May

…are open. Pink Pearl just open. No May yet. Sappho x Auklandii is very nice. 1912 – JCW Azaleas of all kinds have been good but many going back. Pink…

9th April

…Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Pieris ‘White Pearl’ Pieris ‘White Pearl’ If you want to see other nice things at the show…

16th July

…in the UK. Smugglers paradise 200 to 300 years ago. Today 80,000 visitors (entry £3.00 for OAPs and £4.00 adults). Half is a natural woodland gorge with steep steps and…

2nd June

…small damp glades of exotic, rare and tender plants which you seldom, if ever, see surviving outside the greenhouse. A unique and wonderful plantsman’s paradise and the smallest of the…