12th April

…Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ – again. Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Very fine cones on Abies spectabilis. We need to acquire this! Abies spectabilis Abies spectabilis Abies…

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…

16th 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,…

15th March

…than in 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,…

19th March

…a few days, Sirius open. 1898 – JCW G mundi opens, also G of Leiden, several Van Thols and Graf tulips show colour. Golden Bell and Sirius out, half Emperor

6th March

…ciliatum are both good. R praecox has opened heaths very nice. Prunus triloba good, one Cam reticulata. 1903 – JCW The same as the above, but I see no Emperor

10th March

…W, Horsfieldii or Emperor. 1901 – JCW None of the above open except Dauntlep. 1898 – JCW One or two each of Sir Watkin, Emperor, Horsfieldii out also Dauntlep, one…

29th March

…– JCW A heavy fall of snow, say three inches. 1899 – JCW Golden Bell, Emperor and Horsfieldii most of them opening, a few Princep M, 116 several, Commodore most,…

26th March

…show colour except G Bell, have picked a C J Backhouse. 1900 – JCW Have put under glass to open Emperor, Empress, Horsfieldii, Victoria, G Bell as all showing colour….

31st March

Emperor and Horsfieldii have for sometime, one Princep Mary open, the first C reticulata. 1898 – JCW Oak in leaf. Plenty of blackthorn out. Jacko begins to open. Cherries show…