12th December

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FJW 1955-2007
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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2016 – CHW
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ laden with buds for next year with only a few old leaves left. A bumper flowering in prospect.

Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’

Actinidia deliciosa ‘Tomuri’ with good autumn colour and full leaf still.

Actinidia deliciosa ‘Tomuri’
Actinidia deliciosa ‘Tomuri’

2015 – CHW

Only in Cornwall could one see an Arum lily (zantedeshia aethiopica) in full growth with a new flower emerging in December. Mild beyond belief!

Arum lily (zantedeshia aethiopica)
Arum lily (zantedeshia aethiopica)
Not far away from it however Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is about to come out for Christmas almost exactly on normal time to provide scent (and sales) to our shooting clients beside the side door.

1934 – JCW
Most abnormal rain for days but quite warm always.

1932 – JCW
Erica hybrida is opening, some Magnolia delavayi bud show white and Eucryphia pinnatifolia has been put out for autumn colour only.

1923 – JCW
Cotoneaster salicifolia is first, Berberis polyantha second best, Erica hybrida wants a mild week.

1897 – JCW
Iris bakeriana in flower.