23rd February

…recent deer slot from a roe. deer slot from a roe Difficult to believe that we felled all the bottom of Bond Street only 35 or so years ago. bottom

21st April

…nothing like this at Caerhays from of old although it would be very odd if it had not arrived at all. Lots of archive work to do. Tom offers cuttings…

Tom Hudson – Camellia cuspidata saga!

Back to 22nd February. As mentioned on the 22nd February 2018, I sent the images to Tom Hudson (Tregrehan Gardens) and here is the debate that ensued between myself, Tom

29th May

…Ilex ficiodes is probably correctly named 6. Is Ilex centrochinensis actually Ilex verticellata? Probably not but Tom is checking. 7. Photinia microphylla here is the same as Tom’s 8. Photinia…

6th October

…hence my surprise at the appearance of Tom’s C. oleifera. Just one of those gardening things! I remain an amateur with professionals like Tom! Asia and I went to collect…

20th March

…a large shrub under glass. Grevillea ‘Fireworks’ Grevillea ‘Fireworks’ An unnamed wild collected Hedychium which Tom gave us a plant of last year. Tender and spring flowering. It grows in…

23rd May

…coccifera Quercus coccifera During the day, where we were joined by Tom Hudson, we found quite a number of naming errors in young oaks collected by Allen Coombes and grown…

22nd March

…arboreum ‘Tony Shilling’ Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ living up to its name. Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ 2021 – CHW A late afternoon garden tour with Tom Hudson to look…

Tom Hudson’s Reply – 10th June 2019

…if I can find one for when you come over on the 28th. Glad that you enjoyed the fair. I’m enjoying this rain just as much. Soon Tom Dipentodon sinicus…

29th April

…and borrow a few rare plants for the Chelsea stand.Podocarpus matudae from Mexico and Guatemala fits this bill. As we look closely to photograph the mature plants Tom Hudson, the…