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…

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…

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

…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

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’…

2nd November

…Two winters ago it decided to flower in the autumn and paid the price with dieback. In Belgium they say Caerhays Belle is too tender to grow in their winters

28th October

…sasanqua ‘Snow Flurry’ (similar but better than ‘Winter Snowman’ seen last week) – the plant is full out and the semi double flowers are intricate and delicate before they shatter…

27th June

…trunk. Planted in 2014. In recent mild winters this tree has been photographed as semi evergreen. Quercus buckleyi Quercus buckleyi Acer laevigatum with bronzy-red new growth which looks (and probably…

29th July

…flowers. In our mild winters this is becoming a 4ftx4ft shrub with a woody trunk. It sets a fine crop of seeds each year which Asia is, I hope, germinating….

26th July

…to the ground in cold winters. Quercus uvarifolius Quercus uvarifolius Quercus uvarifolius The botanists are still arguing about whether Quercus GLABARA (glabrous means hairless) is the same as Lithocarpus edulis…