1st March

…Nare party tonight to launch the “spring” season has been cancelled. So too the High Sheriffs dinner at Pentille and next weekends Rosemoor show. snow snow snow snow snow snow

20th February

…‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ There used to be two clumps of these giant snowdrops on the bank. The flymo has got one but the other still…

12th April

…Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ – just one flower. Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Camellia reticulata…

4th March

…2018 – CHW The last bits of snow outside the front door in the sun. Then heavy rain so only the snowdrifts remain on the roads. last bits of snow

10th January

…largest Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ below Donkey Shoe is just coming out. I would say this is late. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ 2016 – CHW Two flowers blown out…

10th July

…blue-white bi-coloured red effect but the mopheads soon burn in the sun. Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’ – purplish at first fading to…

27th December

…species should flower now. Sadly I have cocked up the photographs. Salvia leucantha First flower on Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ by the front door. Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Noblissima’ beside it…

26th April

…form). Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron decorum Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ (Exbury) is quite nice but not a ‘Mrs Butler’ special. Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Montagu Group’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Cameo’…

28th April

…few camellia flowers on: Camellia ‘Noblissima’ (first out November) Camellia ‘Noblissima’ (first out November) Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ (first out December) Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ (first out December) The original wild collected…

5th March

…roots would help. Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ 2015 – CHW Magnolia ‘Strybing White’ Following a visit to Mount Congreve gardens in Eire in 2005 we were sent three…