9th November

…less full out. Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’ is now starting to perform high up in the Auklandii Garden clump. Camellia…

19th November

…of Camellia sasanqua varieties is 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’…

11th November

…‘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. Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ Nyssa…

7th December

…Clearly not so tough in a gale as in wind! Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Toughie’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Polar Ice’ has just one flower alongside it and is…

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

…oleifera ‘Winter’s Joy’ Camellia x oleifera ‘Winter’s Joy’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ Camellia ‘Takanini’ Camellia ‘Takanini’ Rhus glabra with a flower but, as yet, no autumn colour. Rhus…

25th October

…oleifera ‘Winters Snowman’ Camellia x oleifera ‘Winters Snowman’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ just out too. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ 2019 – CHW Symphoricarpos x doorenbossii ‘Mother of Pearl’ with its…

17th November

…dropped. Camellia “Winter’s Charm” Camellia “Winter’s Toughie” – a large semi double pink if I have interpreted the planting plan correctly. Camellia “Winter’s Toughie” Camellia “Snow Flurry” plastered in flower…

2nd November

…has been cut back to 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…

27th June

…rather distinct young 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…