12th May

…– 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, sweet scented rhodo’s nice. C….

14th May

…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 the…

23rd April

…Rhodoleia aff henryi Rhodoleia aff henryi Iris confusa – very delicate and pretty. Only seen the white form previously. Iris confusa Iris confusa Iris confusa Paulownia tomentosa – the best…

20th May

…over. No waterlilies. 1897 – JCW Pink May at their best, also Iris siberica and waterer rhodo’s. Iris lorteti open, a large lot of roses out, nearly all Azaleas open….

5th May

…the arrival of our entry for Plant of the Year at Chelsea. From Eire comes a new iris with yellow leaves. iris iris Rhododendron roxieanum Rhododendron roxieanum Rhododendron concinnum Rhododendron…

30th June

…noticed the flower before. Iris foetida Iris foetida Iris foetida 1932 – JCW Cuttings of the Pink Triflorum are in. 1927 – JCW (Handwritten note attached to Garden Book page)….

1st January

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

15th November

…cirrhosa very good. Hammamelis nice. Iris stylosa open. 1910 – JCW C sasanqua nice. E hybrida starting to open. Just a coum or two. 1908 – JCW Iris stylosa good,…

16th June

…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 lived flop!…

5th February

…unguicularis flowering away in the nursery. One forgets how impressive this species is. Iris unguicularis Iris unguicularis Ribes laurifolium now full out. In tight bud a week ago. Ribes laurifolium…