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Magnolia ‘Tikitere’

Magnolia ‘Tikitere’

Charles Williams showing us the wonderful new flowers on this new hybrid from New Zealand by David Baldick. It’s a cross between Magnolia ‘Apollo’ and Magnolia ‘Vulcan’, and although this plant is only 3 years old it flowering very well....
Stewartia at Caerhays

Stewartia at Caerhays

Charles has penned a very in depth article on three of the Stewartia species growing in the gardens at Caerhays; sinensis, pseudocamellia and pteropetiolata. The full article has been published in this year’s Cornwall Garden Society yearbook. Click here to read...
Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ in flower this weekend

Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ in flower this weekend

I thought I would focus on the unusual Magnolia ‘Tropicana’. It is a very peculiar green/yellow and pink flowered hybrid between an American Magnolia acuminata ‘Fertile Myrtle’ and a Chinese Magnolia sprengeri ‘Divi’. When it first...
Stachyurus – A guide by Charles Williams

Stachyurus – A guide by Charles Williams

Stachyurus is a little appreciated shrub/tree in the UK which originates from China. It is similar to the hazel with catkin-like flowers in spring. Charles discusses Stachyurus chinensis, lancifolius, yunnanensis and praecox in the gardens at Caerhays.
Charles in the garden 1st April 2019

Charles in the garden 1st April 2019

On the 1st April Charles was in the Caerhays garden and discusses Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ a much under-rated hardy and easy to grow small tree/shrub, Podocarpus salignus which is endangered in the wild in native Chile and Magnolia ‘Caerhays...
In the Burncoose gardens

In the Burncoose gardens

Charles Williams discussing 3 plants in the Burncoose Gardens this weekend. The 30 acre Burncoose gardens are part of Burncoose Nurseries and Burncoose House. They are open to the public all year with free entry, however spring is the best time to visit them. They are...