16th May

…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 they…

30th April

…first 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…

1st May

…to identify. Syringa species Syringa species Syringa species 2018 – CHW These are an assortment of my father’s rhododendron hybrids. All are nice enough but nothing is outstanding or different…

24th May

…once judged Nigel Holman’s exhibit at the Cornwall Garden Society show as ‘Not According to Schedule’ and he was lapel grabbing cross. Lady Falmouth separated us! Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ Syringa

4th May

…the 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…

31st May

…Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ Syringa yunnanensis flowering for the first time. Bought from Glendoick. A bit like Syringa pinnata in flower? Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis A Ghent Azalea ‘Corneille’ is well…

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…

27th May

…Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ ‘Germania’ has a pleasing gentle colour for a newish hybrid and a welcome addition. Syringa ‘Sensation’ Syringa ‘Sensation’ I must have relented on the…