Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays

Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays? In this absurdly early spring where the magnolias first started coming out on 2 nd January, at least a month before all known records,…

5th February

…fargesii (?) seedling is full out in Rogers Quarry. Very early! Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Magnolia ‘Bishop Michael’ is coming out and a sensational colour in Rogers Quarry. Magnolia sargentiana…

25th March

…is further out. Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Rhododendron gratum is brand new to Caerhays. First flowering. Not in the rhododendron handbook but with a collector’s…

16th May

…pyramidata seen yesterday and is paler than Jim Gardiner’s picture in the Eisenhut book. I do not remember M. fraseri flowering this early even in a very early year. Magnolia…

10th February

…time. There are loads more nearly there. As early as it has ever been looking in the garden diary for today which shows 1962 and 1988 as being fairly early

2nd January

…leaves by the fernery. The plant on the lawn at Burncoose was always early into growth but ‘early’ used to mean March.A big bit of cryptomeria by the boot washer…

16th February

…here anyway have now changed their minds. Last year it was early too. Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ full out in a sheltered spot. Huge flowers and early. Note how the…

28th March

…further on. pink one Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ is no longer early or rose-like. Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ A good young clump of Rhododendron racemosum from wild sourced seed….

11th March

…has a few rogue flowers out two months early. I saw this too on a plant near Trewithen House in early February and at Burncoose. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’…

1st February

…and Magnolia x veitchii. Clearly blown open early but it is still a rather dull and turgid colour with x veitchii colouring but more of a cup shaped flower. Not…