The garden is already showing signs of spring!!! We have Rhododendron, some magnolia and spring flowering camellias all in flower at the same time as the winter flowering Mahonia, Daphne, Hamamellis etc Most unusual is our Camellia saluenensis ‘Trewithen Red’ in full bloom in December, we have showed this plant at the CGS spring flower show in April in previous years. The unseasonably weather has also put our work schedules out of sync instead of fleecing plants ready for winter we are still mowing the lawns, in December! Keep checking back for my review of the year and the short list and results of PPOTY 2011.