3rd April

…Captain Abbiss was presented with a silver salver by the CGS shortly before his death in 1966; in honour of his work for the CGS and in general. A memorial…

26th December

…an odd rose. General Election. 1908 – JCW Much as in 1907 but some bulbs are well on, from the 1 year old pans [?]. R nobleanum nice. 1907 –…

26th June

…pictures by the general manager who is Cornish and knew Caerhays/Burncoose well. Good chat. They traded well during lockdown once they were allowed to open but now back to normal….

24th December

…of lower branches and general uplifting of Kalopanax septemlobus. Kalopanax septemlobus As ever the peeling bark on Rhododendron moulmainense (Rh stenaulum) is spectacular. Rhododendron moulmainense Rhododendron moulmainense Rhododendron moulmainense Flower…

7th October

…– JCW Returned from Scotland. Cassia, lapageria, cyclamen, roses G P M , P Gontier, General S all very good. A few Iris alata of the new batch in flower….

7th May

…trees in general grow on this poorish and very dry soil and we have to be thankful that our magnolias have a freer range to grow rather taller. We did…

Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays

…context of 130 years the magnolias may well indisputably be ridiculously early. However this is by no means true of other plant species: Camellias flowering in general and, in particular,…

27th November

…taken a team of four two and a half days to clear up. It has created quite a good new area for planting next spring and a general tidy up…

17th May

…CHW Two days’ rain, drizzle and sea fog has certainly done wonders for the new growth and general look of the garden. On the downside many of the best rhododendrons…

11th January

…few flowers on a young Rhododendron keysii. Rhododendron keysii Rhododendron keysii Enormous prickles on the stem of Aralia foliosa. Aralia foliosa 2019 – CHW A general post Christmas holidays tidy…