A Burncoose day of paperwork and a nursery tour to help select the plants for the Caerhays sales point. The gardens at Caerhays open on the 20th February.Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ is a particularly vulgar blotched colour mixture but a big and bold flower which is catching the eye in the cash point by the till.
2016 – CHW
A newly bought in batch of camellias from a French nursery are flowering away by the greenhouses ready for planting out.
Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ – looks rather tender
Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’
Camellia ‘Black Magic’ – I think we have had this before
Camellia champetre ‘Christmas Daffodil’ – hardly daffodil like!
Camellia ‘Memphis Belle’ – a rather blowsier version of Camellia ‘Nagasaki’
2015 – CHW
Gamekeepers catching up laying hens in Rookery. Bit of a mess on Rookery path! Hold onto your hats as we open to the public in three days’ time.
1943 – CW
One flower of Mag sargenteana fully out, also several Campbellii, Trewidden, are in full flower – many daffodils, 3 or 4 whites, also Rho’ sinogrande.
1931 – JCW
(Note added to Garden Diary page) [Out presumably on this day]
Rhodo’s – Sulfureum, Lutescens, Bayleyi, Davidsonianum, Irroratum, Dahuricum semp’s, Mucronulatum, Racemosum, Scabrifolium, Ririei, Quinquefolium, Moupinense, Thomsonii, Barbatum, Obtusum, Parvifolium, Rubiginosum.
1915 – JCW
Only Cyclamineus and one or two Cyc x are open with Soleil d’or., six or eight Camellias show flower, Rhodo’ moupinense – lutescens – argenteum – sutchuenense – racemosum – mucronulatum – barbatum – keysii – keiskei – sutchuenense x arboreum – and various hybrids. Primula megasoefolia is well open.
1907 – JCW
Hardly any of the 99 things open.
1902 – JCW
Hard frost for a week, ice all over the pond, nothing moves.
1899 – JCW
Open many Telamonius (6028), a few H Irving, Caerhays, and colour only for Tenby, Maximus many, Cyclamineus many, Minor many, several seedlings also P pissardi by the Kitchen Garden, Azalea Dutch oriole and white crocus.