8th April

…week. Amelanchier lamarkii Amelanchier lamarkii Syringa pinnatifolia out much earlier than ours. Syringa pinnatifolia Syringa pinnatifolia Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ – a shy flowerer with us in the nursery. Choisya ‘Aztec

25th October

…of Pearl’ Symphoricarpos x doorenbossii ‘Mother of Pearl’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ just out into fine flower. Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’ Camellia x…

15th May

…of the Zealanicum is at its best. 1916 – JCW About half the Azaleas are open. Pink Pearl just open. No May yet. Sappho x Auklandii is very nice. 1912…

9th April

…Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Pieris ‘White Pearl’ Pieris ‘White Pearl’ If you want to see other nice things at the show…

18th May

…Yunnanense x Roylei mostly open. Augustinii gone. White and Pink Pearl good as far as they know how. Coombe Royal hybrids very good. Azaleas are very good. 1901 – JCW…

16th December

…JCW A bud of Eriogynum opening in the Hall. C speciosa opening and a few Cam sasanqua left. Hamamelis mollis ½ open. Flowers on the white C japonica Dutch Pearl

31st May

…P helodoxa is very good and it finished in the rain. 1901 – JCW Leave for London tomorrow, a little outside seed picked and all under glass. Pink Pearl going…

27th December

…The Cardinal willow is very nice,the camellia by the castle as usual. 1927 – JCW H mollis very good. Double white Dutch Pearl open and the old camellia. 1925 –…

31st December

…a few Primula Forrestii just show flowers. Caucasicums fair. Dutch Pearl opening. Mucronulatum moderate. 1917 – JCW Much as in 1910 excepting Keysii, but it is very cold and has…

15th January

…place them R mucronulatum, R praecox, R nobleanum, R barbatum, R moupinense, Thomsonii x a blood red, R oleifolium, R lutescens, R chrysanthum and a bit of Pearl. The snowdrops,…