I love the huge pink flowers of this Cornish Pink Rhododendron in April, followed by a pink carpet of fallen petals in May. Yet, by August the dry shade can make it a bit gloomy and dusty. So to bring back the colour and vigour of spring I have experimented by hanging Begonias from the branches. Visitors have wondered how I have created a repeat flowering Rhododendron, but it is just the theatre of gardening.
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
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The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro Fergus Garrett – Great Dixter: Past, Present and Future
Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth Fergus Garrett – Succession Planting
Appointed by Christopher Lloyd in 1993 as Head Gardener of Great Dixter, Fergus continues to keep the garden constantly changing throughout the season by trying out new plants and plant combinations. He believes in passing on his knowledge through national and international student and volunteer programmes at Dixter, and through the lectures he gives across the world every year. Fergus is keen on plant communities in the wild and especially plants that are native to Turkey. In 2008, he was awarded the RHS Associate of Honour and in 2015, the Veitch Memorial Medal for outstanding contribution to the practice of horticulture