Royal Cornwall Show – 2022

…reticulata ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dr Clifford Parks’ Camellia reticulata ‘Emma Gaet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Emma Gaet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Royalty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Royalty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Miss Tulare’ Camellia reticulata ‘Miss…

16th June

…and choral performances. A huge effort which paid off.The Royal Marines band. Royal Marines band An unusual performance on the lawn accompanied by a group. performance performance Morris dancers? Morris…

19th June

…survivor of what was ‘Royal Flush Apricot’. ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ 2017 – CHW First flowers on Hydrangea ‘Lanarth’ and Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’, both lace-caps…

26th May

…of research after he retired in our planting archive. Perhaps my great uncle (Charles Williams) bought these? Azalea ‘Royal Command’ or ‘Golden Flare’ Azalea ‘Royal Command’ or ‘Golden Flare’ Very…

12th May

…form of Enkianthus campanulatus but nothing more. Enkianthus campanulatus Enkianthus campanulatus Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ has fine new leaves. Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer heldreichii looks…

23rd May

…Millais Nurseries Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ – plastered, but not my colour. Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ – Millais. Shy flowerer….

26th December

…then weaken themselves by overseeding and use all their energy to procreate. Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ Rhododendron ‘Royal Flush’ The Fuchsia exorticatica outside the front door is again…

25th May

…azalea Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ is one I normally miss over Chelsea week. Very fine here with a hint of a yellow stripe amid the dark purple. Rhododendron ‘Glendoick Velvet’ Rhododendron…

26th March

…Nothing startling really. Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ Magnolia ‘Black Velvet’ is a surprising white with, I admit, a blackish velvety stem. Wrongly named? No idea as it is…

17th March

…Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ Prunus nipponica ‘Brilliant’ The new Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ in bud. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’…