23rd April

…reticulata ‘Christopher Petherick’ Camellia japonica ‘Comte de Gomer’. Camellia japonica ‘Comte de Gomer’ Camellia japonica ‘Comte de Gomer’ Camellia japonica ‘Matt Rubb’ – a late season performer and perhaps the…

1st August

…this looks a bit different? Penstemon ‘Blackbird’ Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ before the older flowers fade in colour. Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ Lophomyrtus x ralphii ‘Magic…

15th April

…after deer-stalking. Yours sincerely, F. Gomer Waterer. 1926 – JCW Daffs are over. The May poet is in the house. The Souleii hybrids are very very good. Maddeni’s just opening…

11th October

…rhetinodes Cestrum nocturnum scenting the greenhouse. Cestrum nocturnum Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ covered in flower. Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ with autumn colour and still a few late…

20th May

…Montana ¾ of its best. Van Tubergens Iris are over. 1908 – JCW R roylei nice, Montana rubra over. 1906 – JCW A little pink May, a few Waterers, Azaleas…

21st May

…Mrs Butler and Falconeri over, Viburnum plicatum and Sappho the two best things. Thomsoni pink coming, white going, Waterer’s good. 1910 – JCW A fair lot of May. Bluebells at…

3rd June

…a darker colour and more reddish. On looking it up we now have Fabia Group. This lot look like ‘Fabia Waterer’ (dichroanthum x griersonianum). Rhododendron ‘Fabia’ Enkianthus campanulatus var palibini…

4th June

…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 over now. Loder’s White good yet….

12th July

…months), dry weather, it has killed some rhodo’s – continued to August largest and killed much. 1916 – JCW G Waterer came for the day. R brunonis at its best….

13th June

…good. The following rhodo’s are in flower – R brachycarpum, R brachyanthum, R zealanicum, R lepidotum, bits of Auklandii, various Azalea hybrids and Waterer hybrids including R picotee with one…