11th January

…Camellia ‘Mary Jobson’ has one tit damaged flower by the side door. This x williamsii hybrid has some scent which makes it unusual. Mary Jobson was my father’s niece. Camellia…

8th February

…only) Camellia ‘Auburn White’ Camellia ‘Auburn White’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ (full out) Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Prunus ‘Kursar’ in Kennel Close Prunus ‘Kursar’ Prunus ‘Kursar’…

26th February

…ever seen. Flowers in clusters and individual flowers all up the stem. Knockout scent! Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ 2018 – CHW Off to Heligan for TV…

20th March

…hard, Mrs Butler hybrids just coming on. Princep Mary not open, not much colour yet. 1911 – JCW We are far from Princep Mary or Mag halleana. Argenteum and Arboreum…

28th March

…seedling Hidden away behind it is a rather nice but unexpected Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ which was raised in New Zealand. One of the best dozen x williamsii varieties I…

10th April

Mary saw the first swallow. 1901 – JCW Bob saw the first swallow. 1900 – JCW Griflamme open one flower, and nearly all the Princep Mary has the pollen out….

3rd March

…or blown to the ground. Not all is lost! There are many more buds to come out yet. ‘Mary Jobson’ ‘Mary Jobson’ The Daphne bholua has been battered but may…

31st December

…williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ now full out and slightly scented today. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ The paler form of Camellia saluenensis is now full out…

25th January

…March. Nevertheless in the camellia shelter belt below Burns Bank I notice the first flowers on: Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Debbie’ Camellia ‘Debbie’ Both…

4th February

…too windy. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ 2004 – FJW Bishop Peter shows colour.2002 – FJW A week of storms and heavy rain – though…