9th February

…getting these. Helleborus Frostkiss ‘Dorothys Dawn’ – wonderful ‘icy’ foliage, huge pink bud clusters and flowers. A fantastic new introduction. Helleborus Frostkiss ‘Dorothys Dawn’ Helleborus Frostkiss ‘Dorothys Dawn’ Helleborus Frostkiss…

12th February

…Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Clematis armandii is just starting into flower outside the School Room. A dense mat…

28th December

…the Tregothnan national collection of sasanquas. They have x vernalis but not ‘Dawn’. Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ We made a video clip…

17th November

…‘New Dawn’ ‘New Dawn’ ‘Paradise Little Lien’ ‘Paradise Little Lien’ ‘Paradise Little Lien’ “Maiden’s Blush” “Maiden’s Blush” “Maiden’s Blush” “Everards’s Delight” – a Loder bred variety “Everards’s Delight” “Everards’s Delight”…

16th June

…a nepeta and not obviously a nepeta to look at. Nepeta grandiflora ‘Dawn to Dusk’ Nepeta grandiflora ‘Dawn to Dusk’ Azalea viscosum is always a shy flowerer. This is a…

5th April

…garden with the first camellias A Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ late into flower on the drive with leaves appearing and quite a scent. Not exactly a nice one to me…

1st August

…less tatty than last year but no customers at all. Their signboard said ‘roses on flower now’ but most were, of course, over.Rosa ‘The New Dawn’ Rosa ‘The New Dawn’…

18th April

…wrong as history will show. The cuckoo joins the dawn chorus this morning near the house. The row of camellias below the fernery still looks spectacular today. The large double…

2nd June

…Then off to Belvoir Castle for a board meeting and an inspection of our multiple woodland plantings there at dusk and dawn. Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii…

Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays

dawn chorus as the weather continues wet and blustery. So is this climate change at work and are some of our plant species adapting to it by flowering increasingly early?…