6th January

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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

2017 – CHW
First flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’ on the main ride. Not yet a decent shape or colour.

Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’
Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’
Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’
Camellia x williamsii ‘Monica Dance’
First flowers on Rhododendron barbatum which are a little early.
Rhododendron barbatum
Rhododendron barbatum
Rhododendron barbatum
Rhododendron barbatum
Main ride now swept of leaves and looking smart.

Main ride
Main ride

2016 – CHW
Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’ by the cash point still has one untouched flower at the very top and no leaf loss atall.The Camellia ‘St Ewe’ overhanging the cash point is full out but the wind has already blown off many scores of flowers onto the tarmac.

Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’
Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’
Camellia ‘St Ewe’
Camellia ‘St Ewe’
Camellia ‘St Ewe’
Camellia ‘St Ewe’


1998 – FJW
First snowdrop – very wet and thunderstorms.

1985 – FJW
Cold spell started.

1968 – FJW
Picked newly open bud of Trewidden Grande.

1952 – CW
Still mild – none can remember more grass, still fuschias, roses and Lapageria. 5 of original Saluenensis out, but little else bar Nobleanum Pink. Hardly any Rhodos and Hamamelis also late. One snowdrop at Vean where [Camellia] J.C.W. out for over a week. Here only odd buds show pink. Very bad storms.

1911 – JCW
I found 14 blooms of Narcissus M Clusii open outside

1908 – JCW
A hard frost for the last 4 days, Coums well on, a few roses yet.

1906 – JCW
The first daffs, Tin Garden, Tenby x Minimus.

1904 – JCW
The first Camellia

1902 – JCW
The first Camellia.