Contributors to the Garden Diary

…or read ‘Caerhays Castle’ by Charles Williams published by Pasticcio in 2011. CHW 2015- Charles H Williams Charles the current owner and curator of Caerhays Gardens and lives in the…

28th April

…appropriate when we dream it up but something for the rhodo members to enjoy anyway. Planted here in 2005. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’…

7th March

…colour properly. What a colour! Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ Rhododendron Golden Oriole var ‘Busaco’ – a hint of red in the flowers…

24th April

…one which should have been perfect for Chelsea. Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride Rhododendron ‘Michael’s Pride Rhododendron ‘Princess Alice’ nearly over by the main quarry. A much dwarfer scented variety Rhododendron ‘Princess…

3rd July

…(4 May( about Charles Williams and Caerhays has coincided with my revisiting our family history, and I have recently found two photos of Tommy Michael, who I believe was a…

26th April

…‘Charles Michael’ which had died out on us but still hangs in there at Burncoose. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ x Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ x Rhododendron ‘Charles Michael’ Then a real…

1st April

…I have seen. Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ Rhododendron arboreum ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ Magnolia ‘Genie’ is now coming out properly with only a few premature windblown flowers frosted. The start…

18th January

…x williamsii ‘Celebration’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Charles Michael’ by Tin Garden full out. Camellia x williamsii ‘Charles Michael’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Charles Michael’ ‘King Alfred’ daffodils in Kennel Close. The…

11th March

…Donkey Shoe is another storm casualty I mentioned on Wednesday. One of three mature Pieris ‘Charles Michael’ which has already had to be cut up to clear the path for…

29th November

…a Hydrangea quercifolia. Hydrangea quercifolia Hydrangea quercifolia Hilliers suggest that this is not just Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ but ‘Cornish Snow Michael’ or ‘Michael’ (after Charlie Michael the head gardener here…