5th May

…this. Halesia macgregori Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ has made a good show above Crinodendron Hedge. Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack

21st March

…The out of season flowers are much more turgid and darkish purple. Magnolia ‘March-Till-Frost’ Magnolia ‘March-Till-Frost’ The nearly pure white form of Camellia reticulata is an excellent plant. Camellia reticulata…

29th March

…squarrosa hard hit by frost. Will new fronds still emerge? Doubtful. Dicksonia squarrosa Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ with superb new growth appearing on this dwarfish shrub. No frost damage…

26th December

…Saluenensis. 1970 – FJW First snow of winter and 8 degrees of frost. 1920 – JCW Very little open because of the recent frost. Erica darleyense by far the best…

12th March

…bit frosted. 1928 – JCW Two nights of frost have cleared the big Kobus of bloom and every Rhodo on the place and there was a lot of bloom. 1925…

1st April

…Rhododendron edgeworthii x leucaspis Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ with its true flowers at the proper time. Much darker and muddier in colour in the second autumn flowering. Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ Magnolia ‘March-till-Frost’ Camellia…

16th December

…then odds and ends of rhodo’n. A very harsh wind, next to no frost. 1926 – JCW Hardish frost last night. Cam sasanqua holds yet. Cotoneaster salicifolia is very good…

11th March

…– FJW Cold continues 8-10 degrees of frost. 1931 – JCW We had a frost last night which cleared the best lot of bloom we ever had on Rhodo’s on…

2nd January

…much risk here if we do get a reasonable frost. These pictures show the situation at its various stages. Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ This poor Rhododendron…

28th February

…and so Irroratum and Arboreums but frost on those low down.. Erica hybrida very good since hols.1924 – JCW A late year, Scarlet hybrids are mostly cut out by frost