In spite of some freezing weather and
a dusting of snow there are more plants
in flower every day.
A walk round the garden today found
|Camellia Alba Simplex|
Camellia japonica Alba Simplex. A beautiful white with conspicuous golden yellow stamens. One of the most beautiful camellias, the white flowers glow against the dark glossy leaves. It is rare to find a perfect bloom as they bruise easily.
Rhododendron Cornubia braving the snow.
A hybrid of R.arboreum 'Blood Red' and x Rhododendron Shilsonii it is a Penjerrick hybrid and said not to be the most hardy of plants but it is flourishing here at High Beeches.
The garden is full of birdsong at the moment
and I spotted a flock of Long-tailed Tits in one
of the oaks
|Long Tailed Tit|