5th August

…disease killing mature clumps of Cordyline australis which we see a lot of in Falmouth has reached Ventnor. Cordyline australis Cordyline australis Pseudopanax ferox leaves on a small plant. Pseudopanax…

10th September

…from the half fallen over and pollarded Eucryphia cordifolia. Eucryphia cordifolia The Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’ which also fell over has been successfully pollarded, uprighted and tied into place. Cornus alternifolia…

9th June

…alpinus doing well. Merrilopanax alpinus New growth on Schefflera delavayi. Schefflera delavayi Rhododendron nuttallii just out on the main ride. Rhododendron nuttallii 2020 – CHW A young Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’…

13th May

…pulverulenta ‘Blue Sky’ Zenobia pulverulenta ‘Raspberry Ice’ Zenobia pulverulenta ‘Blue Sky’ Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’ – another plant which shows up well in a tent. Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’ Acer shirasawanum ‘Moonrise’…

1st October

…‘Bow Bells’. Rhododendron ‘Bow Bells’ I have missed the first two flowers ever on Schima argentea. One is nearly brown. I can see no more buds on this vigorous and…

18th March

…aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’ which is unusual for mid-March. Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’ Lonicera kamtschatica in full flower and dripping in rain. Lonicera kamtschatica 2023 – CHW Unfortunately I was in…

27th September

…Schima argentea and Schima wallichii in the garden but they are younger and not out. I am confused by the three species which do not actually look that different. The…

12th October

…wallichii and Schima argentea when she visits next week. Schima khasiana First flower high up in the sun on the first ancient, white Camellia sasanqua. Camellia sasanqua Autumn colour on…

19th October

…Schima argentea and do not see that much difference in the three species which are supposedly identifiable. This is an older ?1950s plant which most probably came from Trewithen gardens…

26th August

…S. wallichii and S. argentea or that is what they were planted as anyway. 2017 – CHW A trip to examine what is setting seed this year but I get…