21st January

…inflorescence in China which led to an equally massive explosion in the rat population eating the bamboo seeds and then spreading plague to Europe. Bamboo flowerings kill pandas and always…

4th March

…is nearing its best. Outside the back yard Setting out the 12 newly purchased species of bamboo below the Old Kennels. bamboo bamboo bamboo Eight groups of deciduous azaleas go…

5th October

…which is about double what I was originally told. 2015 – CHW The newish bamboo plantings in Kennel Close have grown so well and look so superb I thought it…

8th October

bamboo species and how they have progressed in a year since they were last photographed:Hibanobambusa tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’ had seemed a dwarf but is now racing away to 6ft. A very…

10th April

…have. Anyone know the answer please? bamboo bamboo This is Jaimie’s hybrid between Rhododendron ‘Titness Park’ (a calophytum cross or form I was given by Windsor) and Rhododendron ‘Rebecca’ (a…

24th February

…Rookery Path. clearance The new bamboo species from Whitelea Nursery have arrived and here is the list: bamboo species Fargesia nitida’Jiuzahaigou 1’(‘Red Panda’ atc) Borinda (Fargesia) frigida (syn.frigidorum)KR4059 Borinda (Fargesia)…

18th January

…Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Cephalotaxus fortunei Picea likiangensis is developing into a good tree. Picea likiangensis Picea likiangensis Picea likiangensis There are seven other species/varieties of bamboo in Kennel Close…

27th May

…again flourishing at Caerhays. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group Rhododendron cinnarbarinum Concatenans Group A young bamboo called Chusquea gigantea has decided to flower and die in Kennel Close just when it…

1st July

…things open now. Some bulbs moved, nearly all the seed picked, our best year for this last. 1898 – JCW Came from London after 3 weeks absence. Many Henonis [bamboo]…