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Plant of the month for February

Plant of the month for February

Camellia x williamsii ‘Hi-lo’ This lovely semi double pink camellia first arrived at Trewithen under the propagation number HJ-10. After planting in the garden and then propagating stock was available for sale in our plant centre. The entry in our catalogue that year,...

Plant of the month. January

Plant of the month. January

The search is on for #PPoTY2019 satrting with: January I am spoilt for choice once again. The perception is that we are in the bleak mid winter but a stroll around the garden would soon change your opinion. There is an abundance of flower around, almost too much for...

And the winner of our Plant Personality of the Year 2018 is….

And the winner of our Plant Personality of the Year 2018 is….

After a close battle on social media using the #PPotY2018 results are in and have been independently verified (by me!) In third place, with the bronze medal is... (insert drum roll.) Enkianthus perulatus   Second place, silver medal goes to.... Rhododendron...

Plant of the month for December

Plant of the month for December

Fatsia japonica This is such a wonderful, hard working shrub when planted in the bright location. Too many times I have seen these poor plants in small tubs sitting on the new decking in, full sun, looking yellow and sorry for themselves. Give a lightly shaded site...

plant of the month november

plant of the month november

Clerodendrum trichotomum is a love hate “Marmite” type of a plant. It suckers freely, not always an asset in confined spaces, has a fragrance I liken to peanuts others cats pee or similar. Not the best description for a plant of the month UNTIL the autumn. From the...

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