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"Windows in time… The first 300 years"

"Windows in time… The first 300 years"

Preparation for the Cornwall Garden Societies spring flower show 2015 are going strong. This year, being Trewithen's 300th anniversary year, we are building a "Show Garden" at the spring flower show. The title for the garden is "Window's in...

Plant of the Month for March

Plant of the Month for March

Plant of the month for March... Magnolia sargentiana robusta 'Blood Moon' This is my favourite magnolia. Its located just outside the summer house and is nothing short of stunning when in flower. Its huge dark pink, with a purple hue, flowers completely...

"Lonely trees" of Trewithen

"Lonely trees" of Trewithen

We are staring a "lonely trees" campaign highlighting trees that are either rare or are one of only a few in the UK.The first one is: Stewartia sinensisDescription A member of the Theaceae family so related to Trewithen's award winning camellias. A...

First magnolia flower of 2015

First magnolia flower of 2015

The first Magnolia of 2015   Despite the cold spell at the end of January into early February our seedling Magnolia campbellii subsp.mollicomata, a baby form our champion tree on main lawn has started to flower. 5 days earlier than 2014 (Feb 17th in 2014 Feb 12th in...

Plant of the month for February

Plant of the month for February

Plant of the month for February is... Camellia japonica 'Akashigata' syn C.j.'Lady Clare' From Japan in 1859. An old but very reliable variety. Named 'Lady Clare' when first imported from Belgium but has now reverted back to its japanese...

Magnolia watch 2015

Magnolia watch 2015

Magnolia watch 2015 Since 2003 I have been keeping a record on the first flowering date of our Magnolia campbellii seedling (the parent plant being M.campbellii subsp.mollicomata), the "Champion Tree" on main lawn. It is our first flowering Asiatic magnolia in the...

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