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Head gardeners Plant of the month for April is…

Head gardeners Plant of the month for April is…

The plant of the month for April is... The quite simply stunning Rhododendron 'Loderi King George' This rhododendron will quite literally take you're breath away. The tree like plant becomes covered in glorious, huge, trumpet-like richly scented flowers,of delicate...

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

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...

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