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,…

25th March

…is further out. Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Rhododendron gratum is brand new to Caerhays. First flowering. Not in the rhododendron handbook but with a collector’s…

2nd January

…leaves by the fernery. The plant on the lawn at Burncoose was always early into growth but ‘early’ used to mean March.A big bit of cryptomeria by the boot washer…

10th February

…There are loads more nearly 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…

5th February

…to come. This is a 50-60ft tall Magnolia campbellii seedling which is always early but I do not remember it being the very first magnolia into flower; quite splendid today…

11th March

…has a few rogue flowers out two months early. I saw this too on a plant near Trewithen House in early February and at Burncoose. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’…

28th March

…further on. pink 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….

16th February

…minds. Last year it was early too. Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ full out in a sheltered spot. Huge flowers and early. Note how the flowers vary in shape and petal…

1st February

…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 of a…

6th May

…three week early. Crinodendron hookerianum Meliosma alba flowers nearly over. Meliosma alba Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Moonspire’ with the usual unusual colour mix between bud and fully open flower. I had…