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

21st March

…Rider’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ largely unfrosted. Strange shape as the bud unfurls. Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ First leaves on Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ coming into leaf…

8th February

…‘Fairy Blush’ (to go with yesterday’s Fairy michelia!?) Camellia ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Auburn White’ (one flower only) Camellia ‘Auburn White’ Camellia ‘Auburn White’ Camellia…

16th October

…largest white Camellia sasanqua The second, smaller, white Camellia sasanqua is further out. Two days ago nothing. smaller, white Camellia sasanqua smaller, white Camellia sasanqua Fuchsia and white Camellia sasanqua…

13th March

…this is what Burncoose is selling as Magnolia ‘Snow White’. Very similar certainly. ‘Lu Shan’ was one which John Ravenscroft selected as one of his preferred magnolias in his catalogue….

1st April

…P.M.W died. 1970 – FJW Snow – enough to whiten the ground – taking down Diva, Diva seedling in O.P, white Robusta, dark red Pieris and Charles Michael. 1960 –…

5th April

…plants. M. kobus ‘White Elegance’ MAGNOLIA kobus ‘White Elegance’ b) First flowering (seen by me anyway) of Magnolia Kobus ‘Octopus’ and Magnolia Kobus ‘White Elegance’. Both look very vigorous but…

12th April

…figo to me and I do not really get the ‘White Caviar’ bit but it is certainly attractive. Perhaps it fades to white? We will see in a few days….

21st February

…Tom thinks Trewithen’s may be Camellia cuspidata var grandiflora. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ First few flowers on a Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ seedling which I had thought was Magnolia ‘Copeland…

11th March

…‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Grandiflora Alba’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ still with a good new show of flowers. Again this started flowering in December. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ First flowers…