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

…nursery very 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,…

19th July

…FJW Metrosideros lucida flowering very well indeed. 1927 – JCW Buddleia’s nice 3-4 varieties. Plagianthus good. Romneya very good. American Pillars out a month is now on the downgrade. 1925…