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 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….

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…

28th October

…sasanqua ‘Snow Flurry’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Interlude’ has just one light pink flower at the very top of this eight to nine feet tall bush. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Interlude’ Camellia…

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…

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

2nd November

…dug out rather than just having the dead removed. Two winters ago it decided to flower in the autumn and paid the price with dieback. In Belgium they say Caerhays…

1st July

…colour only in the most suitable growing conditions. Cornwall is hardly noted for its autumn colour or cold winters. I have written to Koen Camelbeke, one of the authors, to…

21st October

…in earlier winters. Tom Hudson says his plants ‘fizzled out’ before they developed a more mature trunk. This is a very new tree in New Trees which I had no…

20th November

…Still it is open two months earlier than recorded in the Garden diary in the 1900 to 1930 period. Climate change or just a run of mild winters? Rhododendron nobleanum…