1st August

…of course, over.Rosa ‘The New Dawn’ Rosa ‘The New Dawn’ Rosa ‘Special Grandad’ Rosa ‘Special Grandad’ Rosa ‘Special Grandad’ Rosa ‘Your Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Your Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th…

6th January

…Sarcococca ruscifolia Sarcococca ruscifolia Salvia confertiflora Salvia confertiflora Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Beauty’ looking spectacular. As good as ‘Winter Fire’? Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Beauty’ Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ Viburnum x bodnantense…

4th November

…Acer calcaratum with unusual shaped leaves. Acer calcaratum A cutting grown Camellia vernalis ‘Dawn’ in full flower in the greenhouse. The 1897 plant on the lawn will not be out…

5th April

…camellias Views across the ‘Japanese’ garden with the first camellias Views across the ‘Japanese’ garden with the first camellias A Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ late into flower on the drive…

27th December

…plants of Camellia vernalis ‘Dawn’ (2016 cuttings so very slow to develop and still only 12-15”). Camellia vernalis ‘Dawn’ Our stock plant of Camellia transnoekoensis still in tight bud. Camellia…

2nd December

…vernalis ‘Dawn’ already in flower although nothing showing on its parents as yet. Camellia vernalis ‘Dawn’ Photinia davidiana with masses of now ripe fruit. The older coloured leaves have now…

18th April

…‘entitlement’ to everything, immediately, regardless of cost, is one of the worst features of this whole crisis. The priorities are all wrong as history will show.The cuckoo joins the dawn

2nd June

…before the squirrels. Then off to Belvoir Castle for a board meeting and an inspection of our multiple woodland plantings there at dusk and dawn. Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia sieboldii Magnolia…

Magnolias and Climate Change at Caerhays

dawn chorus as the weather continues wet and blustery. So is this climate change at work and are some of our plant species adapting to it by flowering increasingly early?…

8th November

…x vernalis ‘Dawn’ (Camellia japonica x Camellia sasanqua) were planted in 1897 either side of a Magnolia halleana (Magnolia stellata today).The first bush pictured was cut to the ground to…