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…

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’…

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

…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 sasanqua…

17th November

…and the large seed pods seen earlier have dropped. Camellia “Winter’s Charm” Camellia “Winter’s Toughie” – a large semi double pink if I have interpreted the planting plan correctly. Camellia…

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

27th June

…catalogue. Here it is growing away well with a rather distinct young trunk. Planted in 2014. In recent mild winters this tree has been photographed as semi evergreen. Quercus buckleyi…

29th July

…rosea ‘Flesh Pink’ 2019 – CHW I almost missed Rostrincula dependens in flower below the Tower. Buddleia like flowers. In our mild winters this is becoming a 4ftx4ft shrub with…

26th July

…is very tender and frequently cut to the ground in cold winters. Quercus uvarifolius Quercus uvarifolius Quercus uvarifolius The botanists are still arguing about whether Quercus GLABARA (glabrous means hairless)…