1st May

…williamsianum is now safe. There used to be a huge clump of williamsianum x martinianum (never named) just here on the opposite side of the path but these died of…

25th June

…wilsonii or Michelia sinensis) is growing away nicely. The foliage is similar to Magnolia martinii (Michelia martinii) which flowered for the second time here this year. Magnolia ernestii Magnolia ernestii…

9th April

…rhododendron species collection. Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron thompsonii Rhododendron martinianum which has died out at Caerhays. Rhododendron martinianum Rhododendron wardii – the best yellow species? Rhododendron wardii Rhododendron wardii…

9th May

…williamsianum x callimorphum – as usual you walk by plants all year which you think have been lost or died out only to discover they have not. Williamsianum x martinianum…

20th March

…a new Irroratum and Martinianum all should flower for the first time this week. 1915 – JCW Bob came in from France for two days. Frost last night hit the…

31st March

…note attached to Garden Book page) Walk with Jamie: Rockery – Rho martinium + aperantum tapetiforma Best value from Az Ostava (over) and Rho ‘Shamrock’ Hovel Cart Road- Survival rate…