14th May

…huge old leaves not look battered after the gales. Schefflera delavayi Schefflera delavayi Azalea kaempferi still a fine show and a huge bush. Azalea kaempferi Azalea kaempferi The view from…

22nd April

…As attractive now as is its striking autumn colour. Larix kaempferi Larix kaempferi Berberis x ottawensis ‘Superba’ in full flower and 8ft tall with a similar spread. Berberis x ottawensis…

24th May

kaempferi Azalea kaempferi – a variable evergreen azalea species. Here with slightly double or hose in hose flowers. I once judged Nigel Holman’s exhibit at the Cornwall Garden Society show…

2nd June

…(bonfire) beacon 2021 – CHW Preparing for Rick Stein’s filming this afternoon and identifying what is best in the garden to film. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Wallaby’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Wallaby’ Azalea kaempferi

28th October

…a few on the tree and most beside the drive. Acer palmatum ‘Osakasuki’ Acer palmatum ‘Osakasuki’ A clump of three Larix kaempferi starting to turn colour properly. Larix kaempferi 2017…

15th November

…plant! Hydrangea ‘Madame Mouillere’ Hydrangea ‘Madame Mouillere’ Hydrangea ‘Madame Mouillere’ Hydrangea ‘Madame Mouillere’ Larix kaempferi glowing yellowish with a hint of orange/red in the hazy sun. Larix kaempferi 2015 –…

15th June

…I now discover, up from Red Linney, three cracking plants of Larix kaempferi which are looking good. This Japanese species has exceptional yellow autumn colour so we hope for the…

28th May

…azaleas. I have never known the name and they are clearly Rhododendron indicum leaves. The double frilly orange flowers are superb. Perhaps Azalea ‘Bungo-nishiki’ which is indicum x kaempferi. A…