7th April

…winter. Metrosideros Metrosideros Akebia quinata ‘Alba’ is now a dense mat of growth 20ft up this wall. You can clearly see the male and female flowers in the same flower…

16th July

…fine, also Metrosideros. Big wall rose fine. Not much else. Rabdotum just over, a few whites coming. 1935 – JCW Very hot and dry for a long time, some of…

19th July

…Quercus acuta 1990 – FJW Lapageria out. Wilson’s fortunei (discolor) has been outstanding. 1963 – FJW Metrosideros lucida flowering very well indeed. 1927 – JCW Buddleia’s nice 3-4 varieties. Plagianthus…