26th March

…shorter and chubbier flower tassels than Stachyurus chinensis. Flowering properly here for the first time. The leaves are yellow variegated. Stachyurus praecox ‘Joy Forever’ Stachyurus praecox ‘Joy Forever’ Magnolia sprengeri…

31st March

…Stachyurus chinensis ‘Joy Forever’ Stachyurus chinensis ‘Joy Forever’ Stachyurus sigeyosii – sadly the deer have eaten this evergreen species to ground level and now killed it completely. Time to replace…

17th November

…plant – perhaps the most floriferous we saw today “Winter’s Joy” “Winter’s Joy” ‘Rainbow’ ‘Rainbow’ ‘Rainbow’ ‘Paradise Helen’ ‘Paradise Helen’ ‘Paradise Helen’ ‘Paradise Blush’ ‘Paradise Blush’ ‘Paradise Blush’ ‘Shishigashira’ ‘Shishigashira’…

19th November

…‘Winters Joy’ – a semi-double medium pink. Camellia ‘Winters Joy’ Camellia ‘Winters Joy’ Quite a nice show overall with four more varieties yet to perform. ‘Polar Ice’ is nearly out…

9th November

…not yet. I may be wrong as ‘Snow Flurry’ and ‘Winter’s Snowman’ are very similar and both could be out. Camellia ‘Winters Joy’ (Camellia sasanqua x Camellia oleifera) just coming…

2nd August

…castle this year I have not seen them.What a joy to have two weekends on the trot to settle into life at Caerhays and enjoy the garden with no public…

12th September

…film which may well be useful publicity for us. While waiting I discover the following camellias have their first flowers in the tunnels: Camellia “Winter’s Joy” Camellia “Winter’s Joy” Camellia…

19th October

…oleifera ‘Winter’s Joy’ Camellia x oleifera ‘Winter’s Joy’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Takanini’ Camellia ‘Takanini’ Rhus glabra with a flower but, as yet, no autumn colour. Rhus…

30th May

…around! (Rather a silly hat!) George Williams with his girlfriend Sophie 2015 – CHW Asia propogating at Burncoose The joy of being quiet and having time to think after two…

12th March

…and do not give a ‘fig’ (no ‘u’ in fig!). As we spend hours placing out new things for planting in the garden this week this is the joy of…