16th February

…think this plant is tender and needs more shelter than here. Camellia ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Fairy Blush’ The first of Tom Hudson’s (wild collected seed) Rhododendron niveum is out. An…

13th February

…greenhouses ready for planting out. Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ – looks rather tender Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’ Camellia ‘Silver Chalice’…

12th April

…as good as the new (to us) ‘Fairy Lime’. Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’ Magnolia ‘Fairy Blush’ Magnolia ‘Randy’ is one of the liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x stellata crosses with girls’ names. Magnolia…

3rd January

…‘Fairy Blush’ Camellia ‘Fairy Blush’ First flower on a non-variegated branch of Camellia x williamsii ‘Golden Spangles’. Camellia x williamsii ‘Golden Spangles’ Camellia grijsii now full out but not smelling…

8th April

…but a choice plant which we ought to stock. Cornus nuttallii ‘Pink Blush’ Cornus nuttallii ‘Pink Blush’ Acer sterculiaceum ssp franchettii – an original plant of this survives at Caerhays….

4th December

blushing! Camellia sasanqua ‘Paradise Blush’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Paradise Blush’ Next March’s flower buds on Michelia doltsopa are well advanced and swathed in orange indumentum. They may well be out early!…

26th April

…not ‘Blush’ or ‘Fairy Lime’ as yet. Michelia ‘Fairy Blush’ Michelia ‘Fairy Lime’ may be lime green as it opens but this is how it ends up. Very pretty indeed….

25th April

…the Burncoose drive. Not that many flowers this year. Rhododendron williamsianum x matinianum Rhododendron williamsianum x matinianum Rhododendron ‘Tinners Blush’ superb (FJW hybrid). Rhododendron ‘Tinners Blush’ Rhododendron ‘Tinners Blush’ Rhododendron…

28th December

…dead and ready for removal Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ has blown over. Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Another Camellia ‘Fairy Blush’ looking good in the sun above Lower Quarry Nursery. Camellia…

26th July

…‘Fairy Blush’. Camellia champetre ‘Fairy Blush’ The Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ seedling in Tin Garden is reshooting strongly at last despite the drought. Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ seedling Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ still…