2020 – CHW
On the way to the greenhouse I come across a young Camellia ‘Bokuhan’. The old plant growing by the front gate was dug out this year having died of old age and starvation in the ground and tarmac. A variety known in Japan from 1719.
The very last flowers on the last of the elderly Camellia sasanquas to come into flower. This one by the arch has been out for three months.
Bitterly cold east wind today and a trip to Burncoose forgetting my gloves. The pictures will be as cold as I felt but, as always, a few missing photographs for the website jumped out and a few new things to look at.Camellia ‘Tregye’ out early. A Tregrehan hybrid which I had forgotten together with its location in the garden.
Camellia japonica ‘Alba plena’ with first flower out at Donkey Shoe.
2016 – CHW
I find some damage in the Top Garden.
Rhododendron ‘Penvose’, a Caerhays hybrid, is half uprooted but can probably be saved if cut back hard (again) and reembedded in the soil.
A small Nothofagus has gone over thus proving yet again how badly this genus performs in the wind. This was a young tree planted in 1991 of about 15 to 20 feet in height. They are surface and shallow rooted trees. Probably a Nothofagus alpina.
Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ is well out by the big Acer griseum.
1991 – FJW
Very wet, very mild and stormy since New Years day. Front door White Camellia well out. Flower on Magnolia delavayi.
1971 – FJW
Frost stopped on 4th – November Pink fully out again on this date. J.C.W starting.
1911 – JCW
I saw Aconite and several snowdrops.
1899 – JCW
Picked the first minimus flowers, minor just in sight, many of the Caerhays also, no M de Graaf but G mundii is in some places, some Coums open.
1898 – JCW
Charles saw first minor above ground.
1897 – JCW
Several flowers of yellow crocus out, Frome, Madam de G, Weardale all break soil.