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Plant of the month for June

Plant of the month for June

Cornus kousa var. chinensis. This wonderful small tree/large shrub is now in its full glory. The whole plant is smothered in white bracts (modified leaves giving the impression of large flowers). Their sheer weight transforms this fairly upright specimen into a...

Plant of the month for April

Plant of the month for April

For March I asked the question “How do you choose a plant of the month?” What criteria do you set as a standard? Is it just personal choice or is it if a particular plant is garden worthy or is it just a plant that is performing well? With those things considered I...

The Plant of the month for March is…

The Plant of the month for March is…

Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata When she is in flower she is hard to ignore. Situated, in perfect perspective to the house, half way down our south lawn. She dominates the vista (all year round but especially in spring). From winter with the flower buds cloaked...

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...

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