19th June

…in 1964/6 by Alan Mitchell are long dead. However today I have found a fourth well grown tree of Styrax hemsleyanus. This one is in the top of the Rookery…

31st March

…put out in 2017. I gave them little chance but was wrong. This looks a bit like Rhododendron racemosum in flower and leaf. An Alan Clark collection I assume. Plants…

23rd March

…We planted another form of this nearby today with rather different leaves collected by Alan Clarke. Earlier than last year I think. Rhododendron suoilenhense Rhododendron suoilenhense Rhododendron suoilenhense Rhododendron irroratum…

28th May

…old Orchid House Nursery. Rhododendron ‘Treberrick’ Rhododendron ‘Treberrick’ Rhododendron ‘Treberrick’ Rhododendron concinnum Pseudoyanthimum Group is one of Alan Clark’s raisings and in the new species section of Old Park. Quite…

18th May

…(including Belvoir) with Alan Titchmarsh but it was fairly low budget. I think we should try again with a Great Gardens of Cornwall theme for the next spring season. First…

20th April

Alan Clarke with his collector’s number AC 5663. In the Pocket Guide To Rhododendron Species it is listed as ‘a rarity and/or of doubtful provenance’ (irrorata Group). Anyway these are…

16th May

…of pink when open. Sadly not on the planting plans but close to other species from Alan Clarke. rhododendron species rhododendron species rhododendron species Rhododendron decorum (NN 0907) flowering away….

28th April

…floppy habit needing a good stake. Polyspora speciosa Polyspora speciosa An Alan Clarke collection of Rhododendron concinnum var pseudoyanthinum Group – apparently. In the Pocket Guide it looks more like…

26th September

…in pre World War I pictures of the castle. Cryptomeria japonica Cryptomeria japonica A plant you often see in formal designed landscapes. We all enjoyed the Alan Titchmarsh programme on…