21st March

…spring colours. The out of season flowers are much more turgid and darkish purple. Magnolia ‘March-Till-Frost’ Magnolia ‘March-Till-Frost’ The nearly pure white form of Camellia reticulata is an excellent plant….

26th December

…Saluenensis. 1970 – FJW First snow of winter and 8 degrees of frost. 1920 – JCW Very little open because of the recent frost. Erica darleyense by far the best…

12th March

…bit frosted. 1928 – JCW Two nights of frost have cleared the big Kobus of bloom and every Rhodo on the place and there was a lot of bloom. 1925…

29th March

Frost damage to callistemon Rhododendron burmanicum full out. Larger flowers than you would get outside. Rhododendron burmanicum Rhododendron burmanicum Dicksonia squarrosa hard hit by frost. Will new fronds still emerge?…

1st April

…Rhododendron edgeworthii x leucaspis Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ with its true flowers at the proper time. Much darker and muddier in colour in the second autumn flowering. Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ Camellia…

25th October

…the other varieties when they turn colour. Ginkgo ‘Jade Butterflies’ Ginkgo ‘Jade Butterflies’ Ginkgo ‘Jade Butterflies’ Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red Star’ has moved on a bit in colour. The only one…

1st January

…colder today and a bit wet so a check on the rhododendrons out before the frost gets them later in the week perhaps? My fingers are almost too cold to…

11th March

…macrophylla untouched by frost or cold of -9oC!! Schefflera macrophylla Schefflera macrophylla Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ just coming out again. Loads of buds and only the odd flower frosted earlier. Camellia…

23rd March

…JCW Magnolias kobus, salicifolia, halleana, conspicua, brozzoni, soulangeana and denudata all showing flowers after the frost. 1922 – JCW Hard frost which cuts the bloom but is a dry frost,…

2nd January

…much risk here if we do get a reasonable frost. These pictures show the situation at its various stages. Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ This poor Rhododendron…