8th January

…no flowers yet. Leujocum aestivum ‘Summer Snowflake’ Camellia ‘Desire’ is now properly out. Camellia ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ nearly out. Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia lutchuensis hybrid whose name…

10th March

…Narcissus cyclamineus at Caerhays. 2018 – CHW A fine calm day at last. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red is again coming out. Earlier flowers blown away. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red Camellia ‘Desire’ has…

24th April

…cut stuff needs sun to bring it on and some needs cold and shade to hold it back. Showing is expensive but, when you enter, the desire to ‘win’ is…

2nd June

…Lamorran Gardens Robert Dudley-Cooke has recently planted a rose garden with 175 varieties – mainly old historic ones. His desire is to prove that you can grow a decent rose…

24th May

…doubt a bit) but I am sure I will find something else to do there. The overwhelming desire is to get up and do something productive, to take everyone off…

30th July

…resilient plant normally. Cotoneaster horizontalis Mahonia aquifolium with an enormous crop of blue-black seeds with a silvery sheen. Again the plant is demonstrating its desire to survive the drought by…

22nd January

…March to July lockdown out of boredom and a desire to cheer up with something pleasant and more productive. Camellia x williamsii ‘Hiraethlyn’ was bred at Bodnant and has a…