Camellias

Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall

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March can be a wild and windy month, especially in the far south-west of Cornwall. So it was that we turned up at Trewidden […]

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Action Stations!

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One can be excused for inactivity during January – after all, Christmas is exhausting – but with the arrival of February the garden begins […]

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Camellias: Harbingers of Spring

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Spring arrives a little earlier in Cornwall than elsewhere in England. The far South West is blessed with a mild, maritime climate which ensures […]

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018

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As great days out go, I rank a visit to the Cornwall Spring Flower Show up there with Chelsea and Sissinghurst. It’s a special […]

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Scented flowers for the midwinter garden

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  During the winter months, every flower in the garden is cherished like a precious gemstone. Once spring arrives, we’ll enjoy an elegant sufficiency […]

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Birthday Blooms

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When one’s birthday falls in early January, one learns not to expect too much in the way of tropical heat or blazing sunshine. However […]

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Blooming Boxing Day

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Even by London standards it’s been an exceptionally mild start to winter. Our traditional Boxing Day walk from Highgate to Hampstead revealed dahlias in […]

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Sandling Park Open Day 2014

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Spring 2013 arrived fashionably late. This was convenient for us, as we’d been travelling in Bhutan during the prime time for camellias, rhododendrons and […]

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Sea Air and Shopping

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Over the last two days I’ve experienced complete sensory overload. Yesterday’s highlight was the RHS London Plant and Design Show, where I was dazzled […]

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A Spring Spectrum – Sandling Park, Kent

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There are those that frown upon the lusty delights of rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas. I am not one of them. I expect these naysayers […]

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Flowering Now: Stachyurus praecox

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The flowers of Stachyurus praecox are like rows of seed pearls dangling from a expensive earring. A deciduous shrub, Stachyurus hails from the mountains […]

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