21st March

…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. Camellia reticulata…

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…

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…

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…

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…

11th March

…– FJW Cold continues 8-10 degrees of frost. 1931 – JCW We had a frost last night which cleared the best lot of bloom we ever had on Rhodo’s on…

11th February

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

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…

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…