2024 – CHW
Colder and a north wind. Perhaps we are due some snow?
Camellia lutchuensis just coming out below Slip Rail. Not scented as yet but soon will be.
To the Top Lodge down to Red Linney to see which camellias are out here.
Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’
The 1897 planted Magnolia stellata has once or twice come out in January. The buds are swelling nicely but I doubt that we will see colour this month.
2021 – CHW
A few more rogue flowers out on the Rhododendron davidsonianum hedge behind Donkey Shoe.
Lithocarpus corneus (label missing) Multi stemmed with bark much more like young Lithocarpus pachyphyllus.
L. cleistocarpus | One elderly original. One 40 years or so old from a cutting from the original.
L. hancei | Donkey Shoe – original introduction
L. pachyphyllus | Several of varying ages – some original
L. uvariifolius | Original
L. variolosus | Nigel Holman wild collected
L. edulis | A sucker from the original tree survives – identity has been queried
L. corneus | Alan Coombes. Identity needs checking – see New Trees.
L. lepidocarpus | Alan Coombes
L. glabratus | Crûg Farm or Pan Global but looks different to one at Rosemoor?Need to find:
L. kawakamii | Tregrehan have
2020 – CHW
This is what the fallen tree mess looked like at the Green Gate yesterday.
The first Michelia doltsopa is now showing colour: The first flowers have appeared on large plants which were planted out in 2010 when they were about four to five years old anyway. Frost is forecast for next week so this may be the last we see of them.
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Aureomarginatus’ is making a nice show amid the showers. Not a bad ornamental plant for a dark corner. Here it is being enveloped by a podocarpus.
After the wind a huge array of flowers on the ground below the unnamed Camellia x williamsii outside the front gate. Plenty still on the clump though and many more buds to come. I see that this is now a Tree Register ‘record tree’!
The unusual New Zealand Fuchsia exorticatica is more or less full out with its odd and rather hidden green and purple flowers protruding from the stems. A spring flowerer normally.
2008 – FJW
Continues mild. Front door Nobilissima fully out. Saw first daff. Snowdrops out for Sunday.2001 – FJW
Coldish. South – South East wind but dry for last 5 days.1989 – FJW
Very mild indeed – snowdrops out and mucronulatum excellent.1987 – FJW
Very cold weather persists – 12° F Frost out of the wind. Rhodos look awful and Lapageria.1966 – FJW
Cold spell started.1961 – FJW
Flower open on George Blandford.1959 – FJW
Frost 4°. Easterly gales starting. Snow and ice replaced by rain. Camellias very backward.