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

frost. 1920 – JCW Very little open because of the recent frost. Erica darleyense by far the best thin. Lapagerias and Cam sasanqua a few and odd bits of rhodo’s….

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 January

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW (photos to follow) Real frost again on New Year’s Day. Big leafed…

2nd January

…developed a leading shoot. Pseudocydonia sinensis still with plenty of leaves and plenty of new growth in a more sheltered area than the two others here. Frost has not damaged…

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

…Butterflies’ Ginkgo ‘Jade Butterflies’ Ginkgo ‘Jade Butterflies’ Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red Star’ has moved on a bit in colour. The only one of the four to have done so. The lower…

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….