The seasons are changing - in fact they have changed to a much earlier budding and flowering time. The same can be said of the insects, butterflies and bird nesting time. Camellias and magnolias have been well ahead, and have had an extended season; and at the end of March we saw first flowers on wisteria, early demise of daffodils and a shower of wild cherry blossom (which we had promised for the NGS opening at the Easter opening on 22nd April).
March is above all the month of the Camellia. Some have been flowering since January but others are appearing in their full glory. We are hoping to include names of some of the 250 camellias now in our collection.
General Colletti, shown here, is particularly exotic and unusual.