7th July

…restored Battery Walk Arch is up in the beach car park. interpretation panel 2015 – CHW These are the wonderful coloured cliffs at Alum Bay. Alum Bay, Isle of Wight…

29th March

bay laurel. Laurus azorica Laurus azorica Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile with yellowish new growth and red buds showing. Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile Despite the mild winter…

9th December

…Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’ Rhododendron ‘Veryan Bay’ is now near the end of its life at 12ft or more. We have just planted out new young plants of this…

17th May

…over before Chelsea. Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ Rhododendron ‘Veryan Bay’ Rhododendron ‘Veryan Bay’ Rhododendron zaleucum still flowering a little after its haircut last winter. Rhododendron zaleucum Then on to a tour of…

17th April

…a visit to Bantry House and Illnacullen Island. We arrive Full details. 2017 – CHW A young clump of Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ is nicely out with a slight yellow…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…some trip with Philippa driving the whole way and Huw in Bantry hospital for 24 hours to add to the drama and gardening excitement. Now home via Fishguard and Monmouth…

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…

27th September

…risks of cliff falls (as we have had before with cattle) and I doubt that ponies on their own can really keep the bracken and scrub at bay without additional…

1st December

…The ones at the Four in Hand have been out for a few weeks already. Erica arborea Erica arborea Nearby the men have downed another row of leylandii and bay

11th December

…on a site like this before actually planting anything. You have to think of ultimate height, colour matches, gaps for viewing the bay, speed of development, complementary species and any…