1st July

…Hydrangea chinesis ‘Golden Crane’. SUPERB. Propagate at once! Hydrangea chinesis ‘Golden Crane’ Hydrangea chinesis ‘Golden Crane’ Hydrangea chinesis ‘Golden Crane’ Hydrangea chinesis ‘Golden Crane’ 2020 – CHW A very fine…

8th September

…Maid’ Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ laden down with fruit as usual. Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ living up to its name. Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Hydrangea…

3rd May

…has golden young leaves and originated in Birr Castle in Ireland. Davidia involucrata var. vilmorimana ‘Golden Birr’ Davidia involucrata var. vilmorimana ‘Golden Birr’ A record tree – Carpinus viminea from…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Hydrangeas

…a trio. Hydrangea angustipetala Hydrangea angustipetala Hydrangea angustipetala Hydrangea angustipetala Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii Group…

4th March

…Caerhays bred Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’. Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group – ‘Talavera’ Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ with another ‘pudding’ underneath (Nicky). Magnolia ‘Plum…

20th April

…Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ just leafing up in Tin Garden. Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Salix undensis ‘Golden Sunshine’ Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ is darker than Magnolia ‘Peachy’ which is lighter in colour….

28th March

…the habit of the tree is not. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole var Talavera’ is also just coming out. This is a Caerhays cross and its sister is ‘Golden Oriole’…

23rd November

…rugosa Quercus rugosa Nice colours on the yellow leaved Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Golden Sun’ Carpinus rankanensis still in full leaf. The other species…

2nd February

…Talavera’ (formerly var ‘Talavera’) is very fine outside the front gate. Pale yellow. Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ has pink edging. Both are Caerhays bred. Rhododendron ‘Golden Oriole Talavera’ Rhododendron ‘Golden

21st April

…japonica ‘Golden Anniversary’ 2021 – CHW Rhododendrons at their best but still no rain. The bronzy new growth on Nothofagus cunninghamii is superb. Nothofagus cunninghamii Magnolia ‘Golden Goblet’ on the…