12th April

show? Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ The view from above Hovel Cart Road is still good but the magnolias have caught it in Old Park and little still showing in the…

21st April

…the Chelsea plants are looking splendid and we are not exactly going to be short of material. show tunnel show tunnel show tunnel 2018 – CHW After a week of…

8th April

…Plymouth Show. De Graaf ⅓ open, Weardale well out, all x poets not properly open, no Auklandii yet. 1904 – JCW Truro Show. De Graaf open and Weardale, but not…

9th April

…(Royal Cornwall county showground) in the cattle show sheds and outdoor arenas. A great improvement in the exhibits and trade stands after 18 years at Boconnoc with all the car…

27th April

…those who want to see other nice things from the show bench please click here: 2018 – CHW Showery but mainly pleasant and, fortunately, cool for the flowering rhododendrons. A…

25th April

…early for Chelsea in the Show Tunnel. Strangely not yet out at Caerhays. Halesia carolina Another new plant in the Show Tunnel – Nandina domestica ‘Twilight’ with superb pink and…

30th April

…‘Drama Girl’ ‘Drama Girl’ reticulata ‘White Form’ reticulata ‘White Form’ Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ with its first flowers two years on from planting. Mostly the flowers are on the main stem….

23rd May

show gardens rather than 23 last year. The main show garden which of course won gold for M&G, the main Chelsea sponsor, is two huge piles or columns of imported…

11th May

…unusual plants which are looking good in the show tunnel (today at least) to feature prominently on the website the weekend before Chelsea Flower Show opens and when the BBC…

24th April

…Mag mollicomata flowering for the first time. It is not quite open. 1928 – JCW Truro Show. Much has been broken by wind and frost. A fair show but being…