19th November

…full out below the greenhouse. Here we have:‘Winters Toughie’ – a delicate light pink double which opens out flat. Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ ‘Snow Flurry’ – a delicate…

28th October

…any energy to produce more buds. Perhaps an early rogue flower? Time will tell. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Charm’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Charm’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Charm’ 1997 – FJW Delias…

11th September

…of which some are on poorish soil but still performing well. Anemone hupehensis ‘September Charm’ Anemone hupehensis ‘September Charm’ Anemone hupehensis ‘Queen Charlotte’ – some larger flowers are semi-double and…

11th November

…quite a collection of these but this is the first to show in this batch of eight different plants. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters

Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays

…that, cold winters with snow aside, this year is by no means exceptional or record early.   Folklore and former head gardeners at Caerhays have argued that a cold snap…

30th April

…‘Wiri Charm’ in flower in the nursery. Nearly over in fact. Hebe ‘Wiri Charm’ Rhododendron radicans is a true rockery species with a short life and, as here, the flowers…

19th October

…sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’ just out as well. A good covering of flower this year but the other three varieties alongside are not showing yet. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’ Camellia sasanqua…

7th December

…as in wind! Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Polar Ice’ has just one flower alongside it and is really rather nice. Camellia sasanqua ‘Polar Ice’…

26th February

…‘relief’ Caerhays magnolia flowers Early buds forming on a large Echium fastuosum. Echium fastuosum Echium fastuosum Hebe ‘Wiri Charm’ full out. Hebe ‘Wiri Charm’ Hebe diosmifolia also full out and…

17th November

…and the large seed pods seen earlier have dropped. Camellia “Winter’s Charm” Camellia “Winter’s Toughie” – a large semi double pink if I have interpreted the planting plan correctly. Camellia…