6th November

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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

2020 – CHW

The huge clump of Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’ above Rogers Quarry is full out and splendid on a windy day.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Hugh Evans’
Polyspora longicarpus (WWJ 11604) planted in 2011 looked sickly yellow for a year or two but is now motoring ahead and its first flowers are full out.
Polyspora longicarpus
Polyspora longicarpus
Polyspora longicarpus
Polyspora longicarpus
Polyspora longicarpus
Polyspora longicarpus
Another unnamed Camellia x williamsii similar to the one on the drive is out below Tin Garden as usual.
unnamed Camellia x williamsii
unnamed Camellia x williamsii
Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’ has some autumn colour but nothing special.
Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’
Prunus ‘Hally Jolivette’
The largest Cornus capitata has blown over and broken all but one main root. The stump is rotten but the tree looked well and full of fruits. Another plant survives next door.
Cornus capitata
Cornus capitata
Vivid colours on Azalea ‘Rose de Flandre’.
Azalea ‘Rose de Flandre’
Azalea ‘Rose de Flandre’
Acer truncatum var. barbinerve (BSWJ 8806) does not have any significant autumn colour.
Acer truncatum var. barbinerve
Acer truncatum var. barbinerve

2019 – CHW
Yet another filthy wet day but just time to catch a little more autumn colour at Burncoose.Sassafras albidum a lovely red in the till area even if a slug has had a bite or two.

Sassafras albidum
Sassafras albidum
Sassafras albidum
Sassafras albidum
Chimonanthus praecox a lovely yellow.
Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
Cotinus coggygria ‘Lilla’ showing a nice mixture of colours.
Cotinus coggygria ‘Lilla’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Lilla’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ just starting to turn with the best yet to come.
Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’
Camellia ‘Tregye’ with an early single red flower in the nursery. No other camellias showing apart from sasanquas.
Camellia ‘Tregye’
Camellia ‘Tregye’

2018 – CHW
Acer rufinerve ‘Hatsuyuki’ (a champion tree) has good autumn colour and wonderful snake bark. Jaimie has cut down several camellias around it to show it off properly.

Acer rufinerve ‘Hatsuyuki’
Acer rufinerve ‘Hatsuyuki’
Acer rufinerve ‘Hatsuyuki’
Acer rufinerve ‘Hatsuyuki’
Acer rufinerve ‘Hatsuyuki’
Acer rufinerve ‘Hatsuyuki’
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’ is turning colour. An odd shaped tree to put it mildly!
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’
Taxodium distichum ‘Falling Waters’
Mespilus germanica overladen with ripe fruits. The stakes can hardly hold it upright with this much weight. The fruits are larger than any I have seen before.
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica
Mespilus germanica

2017 – CHW
Work is coming on apace with the conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton.
conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton
conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton
conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton
conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton
conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton
conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton
conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton
conversion of two barns to holiday lets at Tregaire Barton

2016 – CHW
Scaffolding now erected in the back yard to effect repairs to the bell casement above the clock. The bell has been turned off for 50 years as it used to chime every quarter of an hour. The roof casing is lead and this heavy structure seems inadequately supported. The four wooden supports seem rotten but, hopefully, there is metal within them? Very inaccessible. The clock is wound once a week and runs fast in dry weather and slow in the wet so the time is never quite correct. The mechanism operates on two hessian ropes on pulleys with huge lead weights which reach down to ground level. The bell itself is dated 1813.
Scaffolding
Scaffolding
Caerhays Bell - 1813
Caerhays Bell – 1813
Caerhays Bell in Tower
Caerhays Bell in Tower
2015 – CHW
No diary entry for 2015.

1995 – FJW
November Pink and Noblissima well out – another 24 flowers on High Hat.

1932 – JCW
Just as in 1931

1931 – JCW
C sasanquas are just starting to flower. Lapagerias good. Some fuchsia as usual in the Tin Garden showing. Some rare evergreen acorns from Bruce Gardner. Too much wind for really good colour.

1906 – JCW
Cycylmen leaves now begun to be good, roses yet nice, lapageria good, Camellia sasanqua very good, solanum very nice, cassia good yet.