27th January

…great merit. Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ with flowers coming. Camellia ‘Spring Mist’ The first flowers on the Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ have been frosted…

1st February

…but there will be some flowers still to come out for weeks yet. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia reticulata ‘Mary Williams’ full out. A 1931 planting and just…

20th February

…normal decent day it seems for weeks.Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ has shed in the wind but still plenty of flower left on the bush. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Likewise under Camellia reticulata…

9th December

…A little browning from frost. Other plants elsewhere in the garden still to show. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Carpinus…

11th March

…a great show below Burns Bank. Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Camellia ‘Cornish Spring’ Masses to see and admire on a rather unmotherly Sunday. Lizzie has had to rush to Cheshire where…

8th April

…‘Spring Rite’ just coming out. Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ likewise. A much darker and better pink than the one seen yesterday in the Savill Garden….

23rd February

…Donkey Show. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ A rather good Camellia reticulata seedling. Camellia reticulata seedling Camellia ‘Spring Frills’ (I think). Camellia ‘Spring Frill’ First buds showing colour on the pruned back Magnolia…

19th February

…Then we have a few really nice camellias towards the Top Lodge: Camellia ‘Desire’ ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ ‘Spring Festival’ Opposite them…

12th October

…‘Wisley Queen’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ has as good an autumn display as its spring bronzy leaves. This early leaf bronzing is seldom seen in small young plants in pots. Corylopsis…

10th December

…onto the path. ‘Cornish Red’ rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ rhododendron Nearby Camellia ‘Jovey Carlyon’ has its first flowers. This camellia was previously in rather more shade under a huge Abies grandis…