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Plant of the month for February

Plant of the month for February

My Plant of the month for February is... Hellebore Hellebores (common name the Christmas or Lenten rose) are lush perennial plants which flower during late winter and early spring. The really brighten a shady area of the garden. We cut back the evergreen foliage once...

Plant of the month for January

Plant of the month for January

My first plant of the month for 2017 is.... Camellia transnokoensis This small flowered Camellia species lights up the garden in winter and early spring (January to February in Cornwall) Covered in miniature white buds flushed pink the flowers open pure white with a...

Contenders ready…. #PPotY16 the final 3

Contenders ready…. #PPotY16 the final 3

I have shortlisted the final 3 "Plants of the Month" and will open up voting on social media (Using the #PPotY16) The criteria used, to determine the short list, is a mix of performance in the garden this year and my personal choice. The short list contenders are, "In...

#PPotY16 nominations, the “Long List”

#PPotY16 nominations, the “Long List”

I have great pleasure to announce the Plant Personality of the Year awards 2016 "Long list". This list includes all 12 "Plants of the month" Soon i will announce the final 3  and open it to a vote via social media withe the #PPotY16. The plant with the most votes wins...

Plant of the month for December

Plant of the month for December

My plant of the month for December is... Rhododendron sutchuenense I am never sure if this is our first flowering Rhodo of the season or the last. All I do know is that this Chinese species Introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1900 brings a splash of colour this month. The...

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