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…or read ‘Caerhays Castle’ by Charles Williams published by Pasticcio in 2011. CHW 2015- Charles H Williams Charles the current owner and curator of Caerhays Gardens and lives in the…

27th March

…is more popular today with the public but undeservedly so. It flowers much later than the Dr too. Camellia ‘Miss Charleston’ Camellia ‘Miss Charleston’ Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ just…

3rd May

…variety will certainly catch on with enthusiasts. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Looking at the planting records I still cannot find Michelia maudiae…

19th April

Charles Lemon’ which it probably is not. Sir Charles has a white flower according to the reference books but strong and dense indumentum on the undersides of the leaf as…

22nd April

…from France. The rare white form of Rhododendron racemosum (near Tin Garden) which needs propagating by Asia later in the summer. A particularly good form of Rhododendron ‘Sir Charles Lemon’…

13th February

…Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ – OUTSTANDING and a huge flower Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne…

17th March

…Rose Plantation. By now bloody cold! Sir Richard Carew Pole V.M.H and Roy Lancaster V.M.H cut the ribbon Sir Richard Carew Pole V.M.H and Roy Lancaster V.M.H cut the ribbon…

5th April

…HILLER’ MAGNOLIA ‘Sir Harold Hiller’ a) One initial but sizeable flower on Magnolia ‘Sir Harold Hillier’ which is an almost pure campbellii alba seedling originally from Chyverton. We have other…

11th April

…Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ The bank outside the front door that was all primroses 10 days ago is now all bluebells (not Spanish either!). These have seeded themselves…

15th April

…a month or so earlier than usual. Needless to say I get distracted! Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ (syn. Swedish Star) is a brilliant yellow as it first comes out. Magnolia ‘Lemon