30th June

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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

I now know why I have not been able to operate the focus properly on the new camera. It should do it automatically. Karol assumed I was not as thick as I have now been shown to be!

The Tropaeolum speciosum has come up through the Lady Clare camellia and is flowering at about 5ft from the ground. Rather a good set of pictures if I say so myself!

Tropaeolum speciosum
Tropaeolum speciosum
Tropaeolum speciosum
Tropaeolum speciosum
This young Aesculus wangii had a couple of small branches broken off in a recent gale but has quickly put on attractive new growth shoots.
Aesculus wangii
Aesculus wangii
The oldest Magnolia sieboldii with the smallest flowers still has a few showing. Elsewhere the seeds are swelling quickly. As you can see I got the settings wrong again.
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Rhododendron arizelum is not setting any seed this year. I could easily remove the old flower heads and seeds by hand with no effort. Noticeable however is how much more quickly the new growth has come where there were not flower heads.
Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’
Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’
Rhododendron arizelum
Rhododendron arizelum
Rhododendron arizelum
Rhododendron arizelum
Seeds pods forming after the flowers on Decaisnea fargesii. By autumn these will turn a pinkish-blue.
Decaisnea fargesii
Decaisnea fargesii
I had this billed as Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’. It has been out for a while but is in shade so the bracts could be darker in full sun.
Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’
Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’
Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’
Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’
Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’
Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’
Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’ has very attractive secondary new growth. It was raised in Belgium in 1979 and this plant was a gift from Mr Vernon of Bluebell Nurseries.
Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’
Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’
Salix fargesii is forming a good rounded shrub in full sun.
Salix fargesii
Salix fargesii

2016 – CHW
Thirty members of the 700 year old Worshipful Company of Fruiterers visit Caerhays for a medlar tree planting ceremony on the bank opposite the front door. The master and clerk wear their ceremonial chains of office and past masters have special ties. We assemble for the tree planting at 12.00, then house tour, lunch in the dining room and a garden tour ending at 4.30pm. All in all a very pleasant and happy day. One or two of the members even grew fruit trees (cobnuts and walnuts in Kent). The master and his wife were both QCs and the mistress sat next to my brother at a dinner in London the night before the visit here. Quite a coincidence as they had never met before.
medlar tree planting
Medlar tree planting
Group Photo of Worshipful Company of Fruiterers
Group Photo of Worshipful Company of Fruiterers
placque
Placque
placque
Presentation of Placque
members
Group Members
tree planting
Tree planting
members
Group members
members
Group members
drinks
Drinks!

2015 – CHW
Grass cutting now for a week and the area around the house is starting to look tidy. It remains to be seen if we will need much of a second cut in September. So far a very fine March to June despite what everyone from up country is moaning about (cold nights, wind etc). Cornwall, for once, has had the best of it I suspect.

Grass cutting
Grass cutting
Grass cutting
Grass cutting
The Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis hedge above Lower Rockery is full out now. Much less tall growing that Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’.
Fuchsia magellanica var grocilis
Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis
Fuchsia magellanica var grocilis
Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis
Fuchsia magellanica var grocilis
Fuchsia magellanica var gracilis
A clump of (I think) Iris foetida in full shade behind the yew trees on the lawn. The huge seed pots are correct for this species anyway but I have never noticed the flower before.
Iris foetida
Iris foetida
Iris foetida
Iris foetida
Iris foetida
Iris foetida

1932 – JCW
Cuttings of the Pink Triflorum are in.

1927 – JCW
(Handwritten note attached to Garden Book page).

Cuttings to take in June 1927:
Kurumes.
Pink Davidsonianum Shooting Ride near Barbatum.
Pink Davidsonianum in Quarry.
Werrington Impeditum x.

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