9th April

…RHS award of merit in 1967. Treseders may well have got it from here originally. Camellia ‘Althaeiflora Gigantea’ Camellia ‘Althaeiflora Gigantea’ Another fine set of berries hidden away on an…

21st January

…than others. Purchasers beware! Chusquea gigantea has seeded and died here last year as it has all over the UK (and all over the world). Need to go and collect…

27th May

…flowering. The fifth or sixth in my time here and at Burncoose. I fear that the mature Burncoose clump may now also flower and die. Chusquea gigantea Chusquea gigantea Chusquea…

4th July

…a water feature. Most effective in this South African themed garden which really works well. Stipa gigantea Stipa gigantea Stipa gigantea Miscanthus zebrinus as a great contrast to the stipa…

3rd August

…a pot! Ligularia gigantea ‘Giant Scabious’ Ligularia gigantea ‘Giant Scabious’ Ligularia gigantea ‘Giant Scabious’ Perouskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ grew to about 18 inches and had delicate but attractive flowers as…

15th April

…cutting back a few canes that had flopped onto two other plants nearby. Chusquea gigantea Chusquea gigantea Magnolia ‘Stellar Acclaim’ is rather small flowered and dull! Magnolia ‘Stellar Acclaim’ Magnolia…

2nd February

…Rhododendron moupinense The now dead canes (after flowering) on Chusqua gigantea are on the list to be dug out shortly. Chusqua gigantea The oak branch by Georges Hut has been…

8th October

…tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’ Hibanobambusa tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’ Chusquea gigantea is clearly in too shady a place but is already 12ft or so after planting at a small size in 2011. This will…

12th July

…to four miles to the sea. The view Mrs Scott emerges from lockdown. Mrs Scott Chusquea gigantea has flowered, seeded and died here as it has in the Caerhays garden….