Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays

Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays? In this absurdly early spring where the magnolias first started coming out on 2 nd January, at least a month before all known records,…

5th February

…the tree fern. Again on time and not early. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ A Rhododendron fargesii (?) seedling is full out in Rogers Quarry. Very early! Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Magnolia ‘Bishop…

10th February

…there. As early as it has ever been looking in the garden diary for today which shows 1962 and 1988 as being fairly early years for a little colour.The first…

25th March

…Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not yet out so very late and heavily budded with huge buds. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ – the second plant…

2nd January

…was always early into growth but ‘early’ used to mean March.A big bit of cryptomeria by the boot washer as a leftover from yesterday’s storm which incidentally was, as usual,…

11th March

…of course improve with age and it has been partly blown open early. unnamed magnolia unnamed magnolia Evergreen Azalea ‘Shin-sekai’ with its white ‘hose-in-hose’ flowers is out very early by…

28th February

…and photographed then by Jaimie below Burns Bank make a pollen cloud on a fine still day. Early or not? We saw the cephalotaxus nearly in flower three weeks ago…

1st February

…hybrid between Magnolia soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’ and Magnolia x veitchii. Clearly blown open early but it is still a rather dull and turgid colour with x veitchii colouring but more…

16th March

…in early Autumn and then dies down to ground level for the winter. This one clearly hadn’t. Bomarea cassaldii Clianthus maximus (much rarer than C. punicus) was a striking red….

28th March

…one Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ is no longer early or rose-like. Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ A good young clump of Rhododendron racemosum from wild sourced seed. Rhododendron racemosum Jaimie…