19th May

…18ft being the tallest. These cannot be far off that. Echium pininana Echium pininana My father was also very fond of granny’s bonnets which still thrive outside the dining room….

25th April

…and the bees are very active. Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana First fuchsia flowers. fuchsia First flower too on a Paeonia delavayi seedling. Paeonia delavayi Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’ now at…

16th May

…to light pinkish. Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana 2016 – CHW We have placed our and planted all the largest plants from Crug and nearly all the French large…

28th January

…Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ The badly frosted clump of Zantedeschia aethiopica has recovered and is now upright. Zantedeschia aethiopica Most Echium pininana untouched by frost where sheltered from the wind. Echium…

23rd August

…brown and dead or have blown over. Not before scattering seeds everywhere though! Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana Plenty of seed forming on both the original Camellia saluenensis which…

28th April

…– CHW Amazingly some of the Echium pininana are already in flower and at least 12 feet tall. There was some white frost overnight, quickly burnt off in the early…

7th May

…being in flower. Echium pininana Echium pininana 2019 – CHW In our absence Jaimie has installed the two paths to the shed in Tin Garden. We have used chipped bark…

16th July

…dying. This one has already shed its seeds and died. Echium pininana This one has a few weeks to go before it succumbs. Echium pininana The Caerhays Charity Fete raised…

7th June

…enjoying the flower spike. Echium pininana Echium pininana Stewartia pseudocamellia just coming out into flower. Many more flowers than last year when it was sparse. Stewartia pseudocamellia Stewartia pseudocamellia A…

19th June

…leaves still hang there black and dead ‘bending the knee’. Magnolia dawsoniana Magnolia dawsoniana The clump of 15-18ft tall Echium pininana have nearly finished flowering and will soon be scattering…