1st August

…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 Dragon’…

15th April

…on your way south 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…

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

…coming, white going, Waterer’s good. 1910 – JCW A fair lot of May. Bluebells at their best. C montana rubra and Van Tubergens Iris well over. C montana ⅔ open….

3rd June

…Group. This lot look like ‘Fabia Waterer’ (dichroanthum x griersonianum). Rhododendron ‘Fabia’ Enkianthus campanulatus var palibini Even more younger Enkianthus have produced late flowers: Enkianthus campanulatus var palibini – this…

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…

12th July

…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. Azaleas over except viscosum….

13th June

…very 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…