26th December

…of winter and 8 degrees of frost. 1920 – JCW Very little open because of the recent frost. Erica darleyense by far the best thin. Lapagerias and Cam sasanqua a…

29th March

…squarrosa hard hit by frost. Will new fronds still emerge? Doubtful. Dicksonia squarrosa Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ with superb new growth appearing on this dwarfish shrub. No frost damage…

1st April

…flowers curve away from upright. No sign of frost damage. Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia kobus ‘White Elegance’ has some frost damage but most of…

12th March

…Daffodils small and want rain. Michelia superba coming out but a bit frosted. 1928 – JCW Two nights of frost have cleared the big Kobus of bloom and every Rhodo…

11th March

…Magnolias at their peak. Very good year indeed. 1958 – FJW Cold continues 8-10 degrees of frost. 1931 – JCW We had a frost last night which cleared the best…

1st January

…Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ 2017 – CHW Noticeably colder today and a bit wet so a check on the rhododendrons out before the frost gets them later in the week…

21st March

…– Mags good despite early frost except for Bishop Peter and early M above crino hedge. 1931 – JCW Very hard frost on March 9, Rhodo’s just recovering and Lutescens…

23rd March

…days. Ripped leaves off the Giganteums. 1928 – JCW Magnolias kobus, salicifolia, halleana, conspicua, brozzoni, soulangeana and denudata all showing flowers after the frost. 1922 – JCW Hard frost which…

11th February

…Burns Bank partly replanted – snowdrops past best. Burnt Downs. 1954 – CW We have had very bad frost and pond frozen over a week. 16° frost Lanarth . Almost…

2nd August

…Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’ – a newer form planted only five years ago on the bank of The Fernery. Pretty ray florets…