1st August

…covered the tree to keep the birds away. Pear ‘Merton Pride’ Pear ‘Conference’ has only a sparse showing next to it. Pear ‘Conference’ Apple ‘Coxs Orange Pippin’ was starting to…

12th March

…to say apart from the obvious? After a very dull CLA forestry conference at Morval the sight of our exhibits is more cheerful. We seem to have entered every class…

3rd May

…in pouring rain. 1949 – CW Visit of Rhododendron Conference 2.30 – Hester’s baby at 3.15. About 100 there, 10 to 12 Americans. They saw Davidsonianum, Augustinii, Sinogrande, Williamsianum, Auklandii…

28th March

…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 mollicomata as…

9th January

…– another new and hopefully hardy species. Persea indica (BSWJ 12535) Quercus chapensis – seed from the 2015 oak conference in China and gifted (as a plant) to us by…