13th April

…been put aside for Chelsea. Cardiocrinum giganteum A new plant to us; Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ has unusual coloured flowers and is said to be hardy to -7°. Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’…

8th May

…triloba Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ may well make it for Chelsea as something new. Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ 2017 – CHW This recently planted Enkianthus cernuus recurvus above Rogers…

13th July

…1917 – JCW Fortunei have been very fine, are now fading. Brunonis at its best. No Buddleias. C Rambler is very good. One Auriculatum is starting. R mitricatum is opening…

21st July

…not much else except the Romneya and remains of Rambler Rose. 1924 – JCW The Plagianthus are our best thing. The Auriculatum x Decorum very good but there is not…

21st April

…certainly be new and different and has plenty of buds to come. Isopogon formosus Isopogon formosus Two large Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ also have tight buds and we have never exhibited…

21st May

…bluebells which were three weeks later into flower than ours. Scilla verna ‘Sea eagle and fish’ bronze in the garden. bronze Escallonia rubra var. macrantha – a wonderful seaside hedge….

15th July

…attractive. Carpinus orientalis Tetradium aff. fraxinifolia had looked dead but now huge bronze new leaves. Tetradium aff. fraxinifolia Tristanopsis laurina making excellent growth as well. The nursery plants were frosted…

6th July

…much later? Aesculus wilsonii Aesculus wilsonii The colouring on the new growth of Rhododendron pseudocrysanthemum is outstanding. The velvety leaves are now a dark bronze and stand out superbly. Rhododendron…

25th July

…renewing. 1926 – JCW Plagianthus lyali nearly over. Decorum x Auriculatum coming on. Violas good. Rambler good. Romneya is very remarkable. Styrax just over as a family. Some rain but…

3rd July

…and Scotland (six weeks). R brunonis and Crimson Rambler good, not much else though Romneya is opening well. Mitraria good. Daff seed picked, say 2500. 1899 – JCW Nigra up…