29th June

…(probably ‘Albovariegata’ is the correct name) is not a bamboo I have taken in before. Growing vigorous new canes now and rather attractive. Phyllostachys aurea ‘Argenteovariegata’ Phyllostachys aurea ‘Argenteovariegata’ Carpinus…

23rd May

…A clump of a rare bamboo species by Tin Garden has decided to flower and die. I need to look up which one. bamboo A baby rabbit annoys Jaimie while…

15th May

…The plants will also be featured prominently on the Burncoose stand.Fargesia murielae ‘Luca’ is an interesting novelty Bamboo bred by Frank Schnupper in Germany and exhibited in public for the…

6th March

bamboos. Grows to 6ft or so. Indocalamus tesselatus Indocalamus tesselatus Chusquea culeou – ‘Foxtail Bamboo’ – let us hope it does not seed and die like Chusquea gigantea just has….

15th April

…planting this species here. Bamboo shoots Bamboo shoots Then off to Penvergate. This is the first flowering of Paulownia fortunei. One of the nice surprises of the year as I…

7th February

…sections of the rhizome. Gunnera rhizomes This is the bank where the new additional collection of bought in bamboo species will be planted before long. bank This is Pseudosasa japonica….

26th January

…cultivation and, in her view, one of the very best bamboo varieties I thought I had better photograph the canes and clump again. There seems to be a bit more…

19th January

…out and a few early hybrids. Turning cold. 1949 – CW First daffodil out – a wild hybrid by Fastuosa Bamboo. Few Rho var sutchuenense hybrids, a good many Camellias…

26th February

…old Arundinaria nitida (bamboo) hedge which flowered, seeded and died in 2006-7 before being dug out. The tree is around 15-18ft tall today so growth has been alarmingly quick. This…

23rd July

…flower spike with just two fading yellowish flowers on Puya mirabilis. Puya mirabilis Puya mirabilis Huge flowers on the very dwarf growing Hypericum olympicum ‘Citrinum’. Hypericum olympicum ‘Citrinum’ The ‘bamboo