Contributors to the Garden Diary

…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…

1st April

…good young plants of Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ with their first flowers at least that I have seen. Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ Magnolia…

27th March

…‘Sir Charles Lemon’ just coming out. Except Sir Charles should be white flowered! The leaf indumentum is correct but not the flower. Definitely Rh. arboreum but I was ‘sold a…

3rd May

…mature flowers open out flat and turn finally a rich creamy yellow. This new variety will certainly catch on with enthusiasts. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’…

30th April

…is not yet out next door. Azalea ‘Melford Lemon’ Azalea ‘Melford Lemon’ Azalea ‘Melford Lemon’ Azalea ‘Melford Lemon’ Viburnum setigerum just coming into leaf and flower. Nice new growth. Viburnum…

19th April

…‘Sir 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…

22nd April

…form of Rhododendron ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ (arboreum). Better than 2 or 3 others in the garden. Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu’ (Exbury Group) nicely in flower and developing into a big bush…

13th February

…House collection at Buckland Monachorum. Daphne rupina la (may not be the full name) – SUPERB Daphne rupina la Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne…

17th March

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

5th April

…‘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 plants. M….