22nd March

…these seedlings have in previous years been sent back to the Chilean forestry department as this conifer is now endangered in the wild. Pododcarpus salignus seedlings Pododcarpus salignus seedlings First…

1st November

…prunus is showing up nicely beside it. prunus The Podocarpus salignus which had blown over and were cut down in the spring are shooting vigorously from ground level. Podocarpus salignus

4th January

…or Narcissus ‘Paper White’ from Spain and southern France. Narcissus papyraceus Narcissus papyraceus A ripe black fruit on Sarcococca salignus by the front gate. I seem to have missed the…

21st July

…the Korean raspberries as children (Rubus tricolor). Rubus phoenicolasius Rubus phoenicolasius Underneath the main clump of Podocarpus salignus a veritable carpet of seedlings have popped up in the drought. Most…

21st April

…we had this one, lost it and now Tom has given us one again planted by the Podocarpus salignus. Huge glossy leaves and very furry new shoots. Michelia fulva Michelia…

29th March

…bred Magnolia ‘Sayonara’ is nice enough hidden away by the Podocarpus salignus clump but easily superseded by Magnolia ‘David Clulow’ or Magnolia ‘Lotus’ which are much bigger whites. Magnolia ‘Sayonara’…

1st April

…plants in the garden for my vlog this week, Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’, Podocarpus salignus & Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ a cross by our Head Gardener Phillip Tregunna in the 50’s. 2018…

5th January

…ruscifolia Sarcococca ruscifolia That completes the review of the five Sarcococca species growing here today. Sarcococca salignus is the first to flower and, so far, the tallest growing at 5ft…

23rd February

…be interesting, as a follow up to the podo article. I am sending some putative hybrid salignus material to Edinburgh next week for more DNA analysis. That small plant of…

23rd January

…and blown open I think. Magnolia ‘Ethel Hillier’ Magnolia ‘Ethel Hillier’ 2017 – CHW The newly planted Camellia ‘Cinnamon Cindy’ is just out by the Podocarpus salignus clump. No scent…