16th October

…which caught the tree in full flower with the new growth emerging and it has never recovered. Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ 2017 – CHW The second ancient Camellia…

7th February

…Donkey Shoe. Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ – the New Zealander form – is the best thing in the garden today. I had thought the buds were…

13th March

…twigs and new growth buds. Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ has very variable flowers as they open fully. Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ Camellia ‘Pink Icicle’ Magnolia ‘Cecil Nice’ about…

19th February

…The 1899 things are not open, some nice Arboreums are out. Anenome blanda is nice. 1899 – JCW No reticulata, no C.J.B, or Cernuus, or Horsfieldi etc but Tenby, H…

20th April

…No Auklandii starting indeed there may be no buds. 1919 – JCW Reticulata nice yet. New Magnolia denudata very good and so Calophytum. Also Oleifolium. Cerasus subhirtella very nice. Big…

7th May

…spring flowering of Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’. A very gentle blue with a yellow throat. Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Rhododendron williamsianum x callimorphum. Nicely pink in bud opening lighter….

20th March

nice, most of the Arboreums are over. Some Ciliatums over, some very nice, some double C reticulata. 1907 – JCW We are now close to 1902. Caerhays trumpet is at…

28th October

…JCW Some Sasanqua’s open, some roses and some lapagerias. Cyclamen nice, Magnolia delavayi still have flowers and good ones. Fuchsias good. One nice flower on Delavayi’s Decorum, more to come….

5th March

…Tregunna and Ross Collins Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ just showing nicely as the small tree matures. Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia ‘Sweet Valentine’ Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ – the first flower on…

13th April

…make too much damage to the walls. cleared the whole clump of laurel Grevillea lonigera ‘Mount Tamboritha’ nicely out. Grevillea lonigera ‘Mount Tamboritha’ Cardiocrinum giganteum shooting away nicely after the…