13th April

…saw/suffered a few on the trip.Daphne pontica with more pointed and elongated flowers than in some forms. Daphne pontica Daphne pontica Zanthoxylum acanthopodium which I had never seen before. All…

27th May

…I have missed a couple while away. Crataegus pontica Crataegus pontica Rhododendron falconeri has also come full out during the Chelsea absence. Rhododendron falconeri Pruned camellias below the Stable Flat…

28th May

…full. bought in calves Azalea pontica at the top lodge is out and over in less than a week in this heat. Azalea pontica Azalea pontica Syringa x josiflexa ‘Bellicent’…

5th October

pontica also with fruits for the first time here. Crataegus pontica Crataegus pontica Sorbus wardii with small clusters of 2-5 yellow/ orange fruits. Sorbus wardii Sorbus wardii The first ever…

17th June

…quassioides Quercus pontica with acorns forming. Quercus pontica Quercus pontica Quercus glauca – our tree at Caerhays is nearly dead. Quercus glauca Quercus glauca Ilex hookeri which once grew at…

24th April

…grass. unusual iris A fine mature plant of Lithocarpus henryi with similar bark and trunk to the Rosemoor plant but rather different leaves. Lithocarpus henryi Lithocarpus henryi Quercus pontica –…

21st October

…drought but is recovering. Quercus liabmanii Crataegus ashei with now ripe fruits. Crataegus ashei Good autumn colour on Euonymus monbeigii. Euonymus monbeigii Crataegus heldreichii also ripe. Crataegus heldreichii Crataegus pontica

19th November

…does not actually have good autumn colour? Here on a hedge at Vose Farm. Fallopia japonica Striking colour on a clump of pruned Azalea pontica on the drive. Azalea pontica

19th May

…was Daphne pontica? Nice but not exactly a woodland plant for Caerhays. It was the first daphne I ever saw and I had no idea what it was until I…

26th May

…of flowers. Azalea “Canon’s Double” Azalea “Canon’s Double” The double flowered yellow Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ is a huge clump overhanging the drive offset either side by forms of Azalea pontica. Azalea…