24th March

…forget. Bluebells popping out everywhere before the primroses are at their best. Who has ever seen this before? 2015 – CHW CAMELLIA ‘Monica Dance’ Off to Monica Dance’s funeral in…

31st December

…it is not that unusual for it to be in bloom by Christmas. Note the red flowered ‘sport’ on Monica. Camellia Monica Dance Camellia Monica Dance Strange, is it not,…

6th January

…williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ on the main ride. Not yet a decent shape or colour. Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ First flowers on Rhododendron barbatum which…

17th January

…snowdrops First flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ which are nicely striped in the sun. Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ Camellia ‘Duchess Decazes’ in…

31st January

…the most reliable early flowerers Camellia ‘High Hat’ Camellia ‘Apollo’ – full out Camellia ‘Apollo’ Camellia ‘Apollo’ Camellia ‘Monica Dance’ – with nice stripes in the petals Camellia ‘Monica Dance’…

5th March

…is nothing to see in the garden. Already things are breaking out again. A half decent Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ A pretty fair Camellia…

11th February

…offset the red flowers to good effect. Loropetalum chinense ‘Fire Dance’ Loropetalum chinense ‘Fire Dance’ Lonicera alseuomoides has produced a crop of black berries which now look ripe. A Wilson…

13th May

…is a good Pinus mugo ‘Ophir’ growing in Carnon Downs. Pinus mugo ‘Ophir’ At Monica Trudgeon’s garden in Caerhays Village a well clipped hedge of Senecio ‘Sunshine’ with a few…

25th June

…‘Red Cauli’ is a vigorous tall growing form with attractive red stems. Sedum ‘Red Cauli’ A fine clipped hedge now in full flower outside Monica Trudgeon’s house in the village…

23rd March

…Arnold Dance (former head gardener at Burncoose for 40 years) and David Clulow (magnolia collector and breeder from Kent) both rated this plant very highly. Magnolia mollicomata ‘Tennis Court’ On…