6th January

…Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ Camellia ‘Jingle Bells’ Camellia ‘Jingle Bells’ Camellia ‘Little Bit’ Camellia ‘Little Bit’ Camellia ‘Rusticana’ Camellia ‘Rusticana’ Ilex x altaclarensis ‘Golden King’ Ilex…

2nd December

…camellia species collection here. Camellia brevistyla var. rubra Camellia brevistyla var. rubra A similarly young 1L plant of Camellia vernalis ‘Dawn’ already in flower although nothing showing on its parents…

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…

28th September

…on a gloomy, misty day.Sorbus commixta ‘Embley’ by the Top Lodge is the exception. Sorbus commixta ‘Embley’ Sorbus commixta ‘Embley’ Cornus ‘Gloria Birkett’ is again laden with fruits which are…

17th June

…A very misty week – sea seldom seen – very dreary and gloomy. 1928 – JCW I came from Scotland, some trees and shrubs are doing very well, the Eriogynums…

19th February

…garden for Monday’s opening.So a great deal is going on with many improvements coming to fruition on this dismal misty wet day. Roll on spring if it is not already…

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

…its hybrid crosses. These two Camellia x vernalis ‘Dawn’ (Camellia japonica x Camellia sasanqua) were planted in 1897 either side of a Magnolia halleana (Magnolia stellata today). The first bush…