19th November

…Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ ‘Winters Joy’ – a semi-double medium pink. Camellia ‘Winters Joy’ Camellia ‘Winters Joy’ Quite a nice show overall with four more varieties yet to perform. ‘Polar Ice’…

11th March

…J.C.Williams’ Camellia ‘Dream Castle’, which was cut back 2 years ago, is restored to its full glory. Camellia ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia ‘Dream Boat’ is a new one…

30th March

…Camellia reticulata ‘Dream 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…

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…

11th November

…sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ has changed colours in the four days. The red is going and more yellow now….

25th March

…Wars than purple in its first flowering. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ – I saw this first at Hergest Croft…

5th April

…on the 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’…

7th December

…but mild. Sea thunderous.Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ is full out below the greenhouse. Clearly not so tough in a gale as in wind! Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters

19th October

…Camellia 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…

24th November

…English oaks A new Camellia ‘Sugar Dream’ which looks like a Camellia sasanqua cross and merits further investigation of its parentage. Camellia ‘Sugar Dream’ Camellia ‘Sugar Dream’ Polyspora longicarpa with…