12th May

…over. Auklandii’s just started to open. 1911 – JCW Auklandii’s splendid, Van Tubergens Iris at their best. All Recurvas open. Coombe Royal lot hardly open. Iris pavonia open. White broom…

23rd April

…delicate and pretty. Only seen the white form previously. Iris confusa Iris confusa Iris confusa Paulownia tomentosa – the best shaped and most floriferous tree of this sort I have…

30th June

…trees on the lawn. The huge seed pots are correct for this species anyway but I have never noticed the flower before. Iris foetida Iris foetida Iris foetida 1932 –…

1st January

…few blue prims, some daffs up say a tenth. 1902 – JCW Crocus Imperati at its best, coum nearly so, Iris stylosa nearly over, Rh nobleanum open, Erica out, blue…

11th May

…look like a bottle brush. Callistemon phoeniceus Orthrosanthus polystachus – a ‘sort of’ iris. Orthrosanthus polystachus Gastrolobium celsianum – pea shaped flowers. Gastrolobium celsianum Dryandra praemorsa – presumably protea family….

20th May

…pavonia, all the A altaclarence. Bluebells very good, primroses nearly over. No waterlilies. 1897 – JCW Pink May at their best, also Iris siberica and waterer rhodo’s. Iris lorteti open,…

9th October

…good. No sign of iris moving. 1903 – JCW Not been to Scotland. The first Iris Stylosa open some days ago, first Camellia sasanqua today. Mikado, Ingoa, Cassia good and…

15th November

…Walk in flower. One double white camellia open. Cynoglossum holds on. Lapagerias nice, several heaths. Clematis cirrhosa very good. Hammamelis nice. Iris stylosa open. 1910 – JCW C sasanqua nice….

16th June

…pot. My mother was very keen on these sibericas and there are still some outside The Rabbit Warren in a damp shady place. Iris siberica ‘Butter and Sugar’ Iris siberica…

7th October

…the Iris as above, the best year for Bananas ever known. Loniceras have done well. Woodwardia badly. Clematis panniculata V.G. Ipomoea nice. 1901 – JCW Returned from Scotland. Cassia, lapageria,…