21st September

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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

Tom Hudson gave us this pink lapageria two or three years ago. To my surprise it has suddenly produced four pink flowers; most at the very tips of the new growth. What a lovely pink it is too!

pink lapageria
pink lapageria
pink lapageria
pink lapageria

2016 – CHW
Schefflera pauciflora has been nibbled by deer and was a very leggy plant to start with. Reshooting a little. Is this our fifth schefflera species? I still do not like them but they are a must for the catalogue. Clare is on the case.
Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
Rhodelia aff parvipetala appears to be well away. This is a whole new genus to Caerhays but one which Tom is very keen on at Tregrehan. The judges are still ‘out’ here!
Rhodelia aff parvipetala
Rhodelia aff parvipetala
Rhodelia aff parvipetala
Rhodelia aff parvipetala
Xanthocyparis vietnamensis (the very odd new conifer many talk about) has not enjoyed its two year liberation in the garden after Tom gave it to us to show at Chelsea. It is said to be tender although it is well sheltered here. Perhaps and accidental splash of weed killer in April? Anyway we have some nice young plants grown by Asia coming on in the greenhouse so all is not lost.
Xanthocyparis vietnamensis
Xanthocyparis vietnamensis
Mahonia fortunei ‘Winter Prince’ was a gift. It has ‘sat’ for a year with little, if any, new growth but now its first (autumn!) flower buds. A pale yellow it seems.
Rhodelia aff parvipetala
Rhodelia aff parvipetala
Mahonia fortunei ‘Winter Prince’
Mahonia fortunei ‘Winter Prince’
Mahonia fortunei ‘Winter Prince’
Mahonia fortunei ‘Winter Prince’
2015 – CHW
A second flowering on Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ and on Magnolia denudata ‘Forrest Pink’. As with previous offerings nothing to get too excited about but certainly something to stop and look at even if ‘admire’ would not be the right word. The more one looks the more one sees magnolias that do actually have a second flowering. We used to think it was just Magnolia soulangeana and Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ that did this regularly.

Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’
Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’
Magnolia denudata ‘Forrest Pink’
Magnolia denudata ‘Forrest Pink’

1918 – JCW
Hydrangeas, lapagerias, cyclamen, roses on the terrace are all good, there is very little else.

1917 – JCW
Much as in 1915 except that the solanums have most of them been killed in the last winter.

1915 – JCW
Charles came home from the Dardanelles. Solanum and cyclamen are good. Lapagerias fair, hydrangeas good, there is little else. My hybrid gladiolus just over, the seedling yellows hold on. Very dry.

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