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

frost. 1920 – JCW Very little open because of the recent frost. Erica darleyense by far the best thin. Lapagerias and Cam sasanqua a few and odd bits of rhodo’s….

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…

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…

2nd January

…growth in a more sheltered area than the two others here. Frost has not damaged the new growth. Pseudocydonia sinensis Azalea ‘Kirin’ badly frosted. These are, I think, secondary flowers…

1st January

Next Day > < Previous Day CONTRIBUTORS: FJW 1955-2007 CHW 2015- JCW 1897-1939 CW 1940-1955 2021 – CHW Real frost again on New Year’s Day. Big leafed rhododendrons expressing their…

16th December

frost, solanum quite fair, a fair lot of daffs of all ages have moved up. 1906 – JCW Several coums open, a good few daffs up. 1897 – JCW Jack

23rd March

…the Giganteums. 1928 – JCW Magnolias kobus, salicifolia, halleana, conspicua, brozzoni, soulangeana and denudata all showing flowers after the frost. 1922 – JCW Hard frost which cuts the bloom but…