14th August

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW My favourite edge of the moor’s garden noted for its roses which…

4th February

…pink tips to the buds and flower petals although these fade to white. A Roy Lancaster introduction in 1980 and I think my favourite Sarcocca species. It ought to be…

15th July

…of the main house front of the main house front of the main house My favourite Magnolia grandiflora in full show facing north at the rear of the house and…

30th September

…from Tregrehan. Podocarpus wangii Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’ is now well established on the Tin Garden shed. My mother’s favourite rose. Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’ Still a great show on…

29th May

…longipetiolata Fagus longipetiolata Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ is still one of my favourite plants. Although Crataegus ‘Crimson Cloud’, planted this year, is very fine too. This plant needs re-staking yet…

6th May

…lilies are untouched by the winter and in full flower already Granny’s bonnets – Aquilegia – my father’s favourite wild(ish) flower Euphorbia mellifera is about to come out. It’s a…

21st May

…days at Chelsea. Three of hard labour helping build the stand, one of parties and celebrities and two killers with the public. My least favourite week of the year is…

4th May

…‘Cowslip’ Then my absolute favourite species – Rhododendron floccigerum. It is very variable in its forms but this is amazing! 2017 – CHW The first Magnolia sieboldii is full out…

23rd May

…yakushimanum ‘Koichiro Wada’ as their favourite. The president’s eyes say to me: ‘I haven’t really got time to introduce her to you, Charlie. Do you really mind?’. I smile and…

1st May

…floccigerum which is one of my favourite species. This form an excellent colour. We have another old plant of this species to layer this year below Donkey Shoe. Rhododendron floccigerum…