5th October

…2015 – CHW The newish bamboo plantings in Kennel Close have grown so well and look so superb I thought it might merit a whole day trip to record them…

8th October

…send cutting material to Burncoose tomorrow. I promised a review of the newer bamboo species and how they have progressed in a year since they were last photographed:Hibanobambusa tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’…

15th May

…Chelsea Plant of the Year competition next week. The plants will also be featured prominently on the Burncoose stand. Fargesia murielae ‘Luca’ is an interesting novelty Bamboo bred by Frank…

1st July

…for this last. 1898 – JCW Came from London after 3 weeks absence. Many Henonis [bamboo] only half grown, Nigra the same, waterlilies well on, no Nitida moving yet. Some…

15th April

…been cleared. They look like Phyllostachys nigra but I do not recollect planting this species here. Bamboo shoots Bamboo shoots Then off to Penvergate. This is the first flowering of…

4th July

…The new bamboo glade with many little-known species is taking hold. Yes there is a spring section to the garden here but the South African plantings are outstanding June/July and…

2nd July

…an easy first, but they are old plants, Abelia floribunda very good. Several daffs not dead yet. No Nigra’s [bamboo] over 3 feet high. 1900 – JCW Romneya coutleri just…

19th January

…a few flowers for some time. Rho ririei out and a few early hybrids. Turning cold. 1949 – CW First daffodil out – a wild hybrid by Fastuosa Bamboo. Few…

2nd March

…France and the 11 new bamboo species also from France mainly into Kennel Close. No time to plant them all today and it will need several more days to complete…

15th July

…fair. Very little in the hard wood way about. 1898 – JCW No real start in [bamboo] Nitida yet. Many seedlings planted in the new ground, say one third. Everlasting…