21st May

…as well. Quite what ferns and hostas have to do with the orient express is anyone’s guess and the two look entirely ridiculous together. The Hillier’s stand which is not…

1st April

…kingfisher on the watermeadows yesterday and heard a skylark on Tuesday. Spring is here! 2015 – CHW Specimen tree ferns planted Planting of the new fernery goes well in Cheshire…

11th July

…long cold dry spring much rain for weeks. Tree ferns beginning to move but several dead. Mag nitida have mostly lost their tops and also Michelias. These and tree ferns

16th December

…turn out to be true. Schefflera gracilis Schefflera gracilis Schefflera gracilis Schefflera gracilis Schefflera taiwaniana we know to be perfectly hardy. It is already 15-20ft tall at Caerhays and multi…

28th May

…to bear this name.The collection of tender ferns, palms, bananas and agave etc gives Tresco a run for its money in and above an extremely sheltered south facing Cornish valley…

2nd June

ferns of this species here. Cyathea medullaris The scented Rhododendron liliflora which I had never seen. Amazing scent and peeling bark. Rhododendron liliflora Rhododendron liliflora This rhododendron is apparently a…

12th November

…at Trengwainton and Penjerrick House Gardens. It is of course limited by the occurrence of the Dicksonia. There is still more to this as there are no tree ferns in…

20th April

…plants in wonderful condition. A great credit to Neil Treseder’s grandson who carries on the family tradition after all the history which was so nearly lost in the 1970s.Hardy ferns

28th April

…coming into leaf. A Chinese/Japanese small, ornamental, hardy tree with good autumn colour. Picrasma quassioides Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’ just out with buds to come. M. acuminata ssp. subcordata ‘Miss Honeybee’…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Hydrangeas

…Perfectly hardy. Rhododendron nuttallii Rhododendron nuttallii Rhododendron nuttallii Rhododendron nuttallii Rhododendron maddenii (from Taiwan). Rhododendron maddenii Rhododendron maddenii Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group…