13th July

…gentle colour Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Achillea ‘Lilac Beauty’ Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ – a good semi double Hibiscus ‘Lavender Chiffon’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ with fruits just turning colour Malus ‘Pink Glow’…

30th November

…now a fair covering of secondary flowers which are mainly misformed and misshapen. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Jaimie has cut back a lilac which had half fallen over…

8th May

…a bad rhodo’ year from the frost. 1913 – JCW Very very little May, hardly any lilac. Dalhousi, Ovatum, Orbiculare, Baylei all open. 1912 – JCW Plenty of May everywhere,…

15th April

…the year as I had no idea that we even had this species here. White flowers with dark purple insides to the trumpet and a dash of lilac on the…

13th May

…the Rockery seen last week. It is not quite a lilac form but there are much darker ones when one inspects the ‘Pocket Book of Rhododendron Species’ – you need…

22nd May

…I have been corrected by Clare on this! Yellow poppies Syringa ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ is purple in bud, opening purple-lavender and then fading (as here) to pale lilac-pink. A double flower….

4th June

…Park are going over, Azaleas (white, yellow, red) are about their best, good too in the Drive. Madame Lemoine lilac good for a week, all but the Waterer rhodo’s are…

27th May

…addition. Syringa ‘Sensation’ Syringa ‘Sensation’ I must have relented on the anti-lilac front for here is Syringa ‘Sensation’ with its bicolour flowers. Time it was pruned down hard. Not very…

24th June

…but its leaf form is not that of the R. hispida which we sell in the nursery and the flowers are not pink. Robinia hispida var kelseyi has lilac-pink flowers…

13th August

…Trifolium arvense Trifolium arvense Common birds-foot-trefoil, Lotus corniculatus. Lotus corniculatus Lotus corniculatus Meadow crane’s-bill, Geranium pratense. Geranium pratense A dead black rabbit hanging in a lilac tree. dead black rabbit…