1st August

…producing a big crop and Will had covered the tree to keep the birds away. Apple ‘Merton Pride’ Pear ‘Conference’ has only a sparse showing next to it. Pear ‘Conference’…

28th March

…P R’s quarry may be the best. 1950 – CW Camellia and Magnolia conference came around after lunch. They saw Michelia doltsopa and floribunda at their best. Magnolias dawsoniana and…

3rd May

…FJW The Queen Mother visited the garden in pouring rain. 1949 – CW Visit of Rhododendron Conference 2.30 – Hester’s baby at 3.15. About 100 there, 10 to 12 Americans….