10th May

…clump of Rhododendron griffithianum with its marvellous peeling bark was destroyed by a freak whirlwind in 1976 in the Auklandii Garden. So time to get going with some new crosses….

4th February

…as usual, early new growth on the lawn edge. Pseudocydonia sinensis Then a big surprise. A few freak flowers on the Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’ on the front of Burncoose…

16th August

…entry. 2004 – FJW Boscastle washed away in freak flood. 2001 – FJW P.M. Blair walked on beach. No immediate payment! Christopher amazed! 1995 – FJW Harvest all in. 1918…

25th July

…seen here:Leucanthemum ‘Real Charmer’ is perhaps better than Leucanthemum ‘Freak’ and Leucanthemum ‘Goldfinch’ but not by miles. Leucanthemum ‘Real Charmer’ Leucanthemum ‘Real Charmer’ What was very good but possibly too…