29th June

bamboo I have taken in before. Growing vigorous new canes now and rather attractive. Phyllostachys aurea ‘Argenteovariegata’ Phyllostachys aurea ‘Argenteovariegata’ Carpinus fangiana is another species which I had missed out…

23rd May

…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 completing the spraying around…

15th May

…for the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition next week. The plants will also be featured prominently on the Burncoose stand.Fargesia murielae ‘Luca’ is an interesting novelty Bamboo bred…

6th March

…Indocalamus latifolius Indocalamus latifolius Indocalamus tesselatus (Sasa tesselatus) – the largest leaves of all hardy bamboos. Grows to 6ft or so. Indocalamus tesselatus Indocalamus tesselatus Chusquea culeou – ‘Foxtail Bamboo’…

15th April

…the bamboos above the greenhouse which have appeared where the laurel has been cleared. They look like Phyllostachys nigra but I do not recollect planting this species here. Bamboo shoots…

7th February

…bank where the new additional collection of bought in bamboo species will be planted before long. bank This is Pseudosasa japonica. A re-establishing and developing clump after the huge bank…

26th January

…of the very best bamboo varieties I thought I had better photograph the canes and clump again. There seems to be a bit more running and spreading from the original…

19th January

…1949 – CW First daffodil out – a wild hybrid by Fastuosa Bamboo. Few Rho var sutchuenense hybrids, a good many Camellias but no Reticulata – Hamamelis good, also mucronulatum….

26th February

…It sits on the site of an 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…

23rd July

…‘Citrinum’ The ‘bamboo fern’, Coniogramme japonica ‘Flavomaculata’, are still tiny liners, but look exciting. Coniogramme japonica ‘Flavomaculata’ Lobelia ‘Tania’ sold well at Hampton Court (where we had very good increased…