13th May

…others here and in other key woodland gardens – especially Windsor. Pieris japonica ‘Charles Williams’ Pieris japonica ‘Charles Williams’ The last survivors of the big clump of Rhododendron ‘Mrs Lionel…

22nd May

…from the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, Charles Williams from Burncoose Nurseries, Hannah Arterton and Guy Hands from Terra Firma Details Above Gemma, her sister and John Gemma, her sister and…

18th May

…a joint interview for Sky News. Guy Hands, Geraldine Hammond, Brenda Blethyn & Charles Williams at Chelsea 2015 Brenda Blethyn at Chelsea 2015 The Prince’s Trust, who are Terra Firma’s…

19th April

…I rather doubt his prowess here. Rhododendron impeditum ‘J C Williams’ Quite a nice pink Rhododendron arboreum at Donkey Shoe which was planted as ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ which it probably…

5th April

…great uncle, Charles Williams, took on. He too was a keen gardener and hybridiser although heavily involved in wartime politics. It is said with great justification that the garden would…

3rd September

…last old clump of Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ is now dead. Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ 2016 – CHW A visit by Harry Watkins who is writing a PhD paper on magnolias. A…

Tom Hudson – Camellia cuspidata saga!

…and Gary Long (Head of Trewithen Gardens and Parks & Director of the International Camellia Society). Tom’s initial response to my request 15th Feb:- Charles/Gary Tom Hudson’s image I hadn’t…

24th February

…of this species ‘Pink Parchment’? Nicer than our original actually and seems stronger growing. Magnolia zenii ‘Pink Parchment’ Magnolia zenii ‘Pink Parchment’ Magnolia ‘Charles Raffil’ with two flowers so far…

5th June

…A rather ugly crinkly flower with sieboldii stamens. A collector’s item only. The plant on the drive at Burncoose is a bit different. Perhaps ‘Ralph Coates’. I bought Charles and…

21st May

…Guy Hands, Charles, Susan Hampshire & Gerry Guy Hands, Charles, Susan Hampshire & Gerry Susan Hampshire Susan Hampshire and Tony Hunt Final stand pictures – Chelsea Final stand pictures –…