16th May

…a picture in autumn unless the pheasants get at them first. SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Primrose’ SYRINGA vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ – I do not really like common (vulgaris) lilacs because…

30th April

…for Caerhays as the plant is tall enough to show up (against the new beech leaves behind) above the wall by the old play house. SYRINGA pinnata SYRINGA pinnata Three…

1st May

…leaves and light mauve flowers in terminal clusters. Another one to identify. Syringa species Syringa species Syringa species 2018 – CHW These are an assortment of my father’s rhododendron hybrids….

4th May

…sun but the scent is good. Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’ Enkianthus cernuus reflexus is just out but you can see the bells starting to curve…

31st May

…rest of the garden is very nearly over. Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Syringa yunnanensis flowering for the first time. Bought from Glendoick. A bit like Syringa pinnata in…

12th November

…the grafted plant which is doing well. Syringa pinnata Syringa pinnata The buds on Camellia x williamsii ‘J C Williams’ will be showing colour in a few more days of…

15th August

…Quite bizarre really. Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus 2017 – CHW A new syringa species to us flowering for the first time in August. Syringa reticulata looks much like…

8th June

…rain. Quite different to those of Liriodendron chinense. Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendron tulipifera Syringa prestoniae ‘Minuet’ just open. Very pretty. Syringa prestoniae ‘Minuet’ Syringa prestoniae ‘Minuet’ Two other very late flowering…

6th August

…plans are all about in a drought year. Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis Most eucryphias are flowering poorly in the drought conditions (so far anyway) but Eucryphia nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ towards the…

7th September

Syringa reticulata Syringa reticulata Cheques handed out at the wind-up meeting after the highly successful Caerhays charity fete on the 16th June. In all over £8,000 was available for distribution…