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…

11th March

…‘Dream Castle’ Camellia ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia ‘Dream Boat’ is a new one to us. Better when fully open. Camellia ‘Dream Boat’ Camellia ‘Dream Boat’ A rather better flowerd Camellia ‘Galaxie’…

30th March

…Castle’ now full out. Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ First colour showing on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. No frost damage! Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Camellia…

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…

25th March

…‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ – more Star Wars than purple in its first flowering. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’…

5th April

…10th – sigh! M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ M. ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Deep Purple Dream’ d) Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’ has its…

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’…

19th October

…not showing yet. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’ 2016 – CHW Jaimie took this picture of the last flowers on a plant of Indigofera yunnanense [Paul Bonavia…

3rd August

…Coprosma ‘Pacific Dream’ – not that different but this is the one being sold everywhere in the Isle of Wight today. Coprosma ‘Pacific Dream’ Coprosma ‘Pacific Dream’ 2015 – CHWA…