12th May

…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 very good,…

14th May

…away for 10 days or so. Iris pseudacorus Iris pseudacorus Iris pseudacorus Tamarix tetandra by the bottom lodge planted five to seven years ago. This species flowers much earlier in…

23rd April

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

30th June

…are correct for this species anyway but I have never noticed the flower before. Iris foetida Iris foetida Iris foetida 1932 – JCW Cuttings of the Pink Triflorum are in….

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…

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

…Rabbit Warren in a damp shady place. Iris siberica ‘Butter and Sugar’ Iris siberica ‘Butter and Sugar’ Paparer orientale ‘Royal Wedding’, like all of these orientale poppies, is a short…

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…

5th June

…allowed to use now). Reconstruction starts Iris douglasiana (I think) growing outside the School Room window. Do not remember it being there before? Iris douglasiana Iris douglasiana Then to Burncoose….

3rd June

…the taste of iris was not to their liking. iris Still plenty of water flowing from the spring below the top lodge under the trash into Old Park. spring But,…