26th December

…flower on Gunroom door light Saluenensis. 1970 – FJW First snow of winter and 8 degrees of frost. 1920 – JCW Very little open because of the recent frost. Erica…

1st January

…the rhododendrons out before the frost gets them later in the week perhaps? My fingers are almost too cold to write this after the trip around which is a novelty…

11th February

…winter. One night of hard frost and hard ground and four to six days starting with a bit of white on the grass is all we have had although a…

23rd March

…from there which is untouched by wind or frost and dazzling in the early evening light. You can just see a tiny hint of pink at the base of the…

9th May

…to it. yellowish royalii hybrid yellowish royalii hybrid This is another Rhododendron ‘Loderi King George’. I was looking for ‘loderi’ ‘Pink Diamond’ but this is not it. Rhododendron ‘Loderi King…

17th April

…Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2017 – CHW A young clump of Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ is nicely out…

2nd August

…Hydrangea paniculata ‘White Lace’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pink Diamond’ – by Hovel turning in a huge clump of around eight feet tall. Very floriferous in full sun. Opening white, then a…

5th May

…less striking edgeworthii hybrid. RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum‘Double Diamond’ RHODODENDRON johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ Rhododendron johnstoneanum ‘Double Diamond’ may be a weak and insipid, short lived plant but it is superb too although…

23rd December

…suggest the wind is 10-15mph at the top of the garden this morning. Not cold at all after a clear night and very slight frost in the valley bottoms. Two…

17th October

…First proper frost last night – a good year for Ilex seed. 1987 – FJW During night major 15/16 great storm hit London and Kent – Kew very badly damaged…