2017 – CHW
Two new plants for the soon to be published 2018 Burncoose catalogue and website.
Schefflera gracilis is a small growing shrub here with an extended flower spike and creamy white flowers. This is not a species yet in the garden at Caerhays so I wonder where this has sprung from? Perhaps our own propagation from a gift of cuttings? It appears more tender than some species but this may well not turn out to be true.
Euphorbia mellifera is shedding its old yellow leaves by the library window. Very attractive and not seen before.
2015 – CHW
Ginkgo biloba is just passing its best colour. Despite all the wind the ‘yellow’ has held for several weeks.
The unnamed Camellia x williamsii is now full out.
So is the Camellia x williamsii ‘J C Williams’ hedge outside the Rockery.
1984 – FJW
Very bad storms all day – Porth Luney beach enlarged – early Williamsii splendid.
1934 – JCW
Most of the lapagerias are away for the most. We put 150 small tree ferns in the nearest quarry to the castle, it was mainly done by a man in the house.
1928 – JCW
A bud of Eriogynum opening in the Hall. C speciosa opening and a few Cam sasanqua left. Hamamelis mollis ½ open. Flowers on the white C japonica Dutch Pearl shows colour.
1927 – JCW
A good few lapagerias flowers, several Rho sulfureum and lutescens, and then odds and ends of rhodo’n. A very harsh wind, next to no frost.
1926 – JCW
Hardish frost last night. Cam sasanqua holds yet. Cotoneaster salicifolia is very good indeed but requires a sunny day.
1907 – JCW
Camellia sasanqua remains, no real frost, solanum quite fair, a fair lot of daffs of all ages have moved up.
1906 – JCW
Several coums open, a good few daffs up.
1897 – JCW
Jack [Williams] picked the first wild primrose.