1st August

…place at the entrance went to Rudbeckia lac. ‘Goldquelle’. Rudbeckia lac. ‘Goldquelle’ Rudbeckia lac. ‘Goldquelle’ Penstemon ‘Laura’ was attractive. Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Laura’ Penstemon ‘Czar’ was not bad…

29th February

…stripy. Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ Magnolia dawsoniana (graft from Caerhays original apparently) – does not look true to me but perhaps first flowering. Petals too rounded I think….

25th February

…Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ but not far off. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Laura Sayler’ – slightly better than I thought last year. Who was she? Not in my reference books? Magnolia…

20th March

…train to London for the Garden Society dinner. Very few flowering plants on show for obvious reasons and no magnolias at all. Evelyn Boscawen had a nice display of Camellia…

29th March

…house falls down over lunch (in the excellent pub at Ruan Lanihorne). Evelyn Boscawen has a row with the scaffolders and asks our party if any of their photos show…

26th March

…the evening with Evelyn Boscawen and Jonathon Jones. Jonathon literally just back from Canada and off the plane with no coat. Raining and cold.Stachyurus praecox ‘Joy Forever’. S. praecox has…