17th November

…one ‘Borde Hill Farm’ ‘Borde Hill Farm’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Misty Morn’ –…

4th March

…well worth Asia propagating. Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta Jaimie’s hybrid Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ full out. Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ measured beside Lizzie’s hand. Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’…

2nd April

…worth growing. Camellia x williamsii ‘Ladys Maid’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Ladys Maid’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Ladys Maid’ Rhododendron lepidostylum plastered in flower in the Rockery. These have nearly all died…

24th April

…house. Euphorbia ‘Fireglow’ As much flower as you could possibly get on the usually rather dull culinary bay tree (Laurus nobilis). Laurus nobilis Laurus nobilis Laurus nobilis 2016 – CHW…

8th April

…Weardale well out, all x poets not properly open, no Auklandii yet. 1904 – JCW Truro Show. De Graaf open and Weardale, but not grown, and I did not take…

19th June

…flower tassels for some years. Introduced to the UK by Wilson in 1908 but not grown here until now. This species of Pterocarya does not sucker unlike the others (see…

26th March

…have noticed here anyway. The pocket guide to rhodo species has no picture of a flower but says that the flowers are red? Not listed in Hillier’s. A recent introduction…

19th February

…Magnolia campbellii Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ just out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ in Kennel Close (planted 2010). Magnolia ‘Aurora’…

28th April

…the last days of April, to still find the last few camellia flowers on: Camellia ‘Noblissima’ (first out November) Camellia ‘Noblissima’ (first out November) Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ (first out December)…

11th February

…well entering No10 but no BBC filming inside No10 unlike ITV.The main news item about Caerhays is embargoed until Monday but here is the press release which you cannot see…