9th November

…‘Snow Flurry’ Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ (Camellia sasanqua x Camellia oleifera) more or less full out. Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’ is…

19th November

…a delicate light pink double which opens out flat. Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ ‘Snow Flurry’ – a delicate initially anemone shaped double white seeming fully double when full…

11th November

…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 Toughie’ Nyssa…

7th December

…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 Toughie’ Camellia…

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…

19th October

…‘Newry Blue’ A few camellias with early flowers in our tunnel of saleable three litre plants: Camellia x oleifera ‘Winter’s Joy’ Camellia x oleifera ‘Winter’s Joy’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia…

25th October

…‘Narumigata’. Early! Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Camellia x oleifera ‘Winters Snowman’ just out. Camellia x oleifera ‘Winters Snowman’ Camellia x oleifera ‘Winters Snowman’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ just…

17th November

…pure sasanquas. Four of the seven varieties were out. Camellia “Winter’s Charm” – only just out and the large seed pods seen earlier have dropped. Camellia “Winter’s Charm” Camellia “Winter’s

2nd November

…regenerate. Rhododendron davidsonianum This young Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ ought to be dug out rather than just having the dead removed. Two winters ago it decided to flower in the autumn…

27th June

…a new plant for the 2019 catalogue. Here it is growing away well with a rather distinct young trunk. Planted in 2014. In recent mild winters this tree has been…