12th April

…reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ – another good red. Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Camellia reticulata ‘Fortyniner’ – another one we have sold. Camellia reticulata ‘Fortyniner’ Camellia reticulata ‘Tom…

10th August

…third variety to flower in the nursery this year. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Red Emperor’ Lagerstroemia indica ‘Red Emperor’ Passiflora edulis with a couple of fruits forming for the same reason. What…

6th March

…I see no Emperor but plenty of Princep Mary, Victoria, Sir Watkin etc, it is a very early year so far and we have had hundreds of inferior seedlings open….

10th March

…open. Rho praecox half open. 1904 – JCW Dauntlep open but nothing else in the way of Sir W, Horsfieldii or Emperor. 1901 – JCW None of the above open…

15th March

…1903. 1903 – JCW Sir Watkins, Emperor, Horsfieldii, 116, Artemis all out and Princep Mary, Albatross, Seagull, Caerhays, G Spur, H Irving, Maximus and Victoria at their best, King A,…

16th March

…on the wane, White Queen fit to force for pollen. Many reticulatas open.1904 – JCW Rather later, say five days, than in 1903.1903 – JCW Sir Watkins, Emperor, Horsfieldii, 116,…

19th March

…tulips show colour. Golden Bell and Sirius out, half Emperor and Emprep only just, many seedling trumpets. 1897 – JCW [?] open, Weardale, G of Leiden, C J Backhouse, Monarch,…

25th March

…daffs, we are about five days behind 1899. 1899 – JCW Two or three Reticulata, a few Ciliatum, a few Emperor and Empress, most of the Sir Watkin, a few…

9th April

…opening. 1898 – JCW One Iris lorteti shows colour, primroses at about their best, the last Emperor bud has opened, but the late planted H Irving is only just out….

31st March

…Glory of Leiden just shows colour, also G Bell, Emperor and Horsfieldii have for sometime, one Princep Mary open, the first C reticulata. 1898 – JCW Oak in leaf. Plenty…