3rd July

…nice. The Fortunei’s are nearly over, the Auriculatum hybrids about to open. 1918 – JCW R brunonis is good. Rhodo’s lack rain very badly. 1916 – JCW Mitraria fair. R…

9th July

…R ingersii open. R fortunei Wilson wanes, P poissonii good. Mitraria good. L giganteums nice. Papa Gontier good. 1901 – JCW Romneya just starting five or six flowers. I have…

15th July

…lyalii did half the D and L’s. Yesterday, not really open. Buddleias have hardly opened. R r remains poor, too damp. Mitraria fair. Very little in the hard wood way…

6th July

…ago. Harrow hybrids would be fine but the heat ruins them. 1923 – JCW R coulteri has had a few flowers only. Brunonis and Mitraria are nice. The Plagianthus are…

17th July

…shrub now. 1912 – JCW Both buddleias are open and quite nice. 1909 – JCW Returned from Scotland, R brunonis very fine. Mitraria nice. No cyclamen. No buddleia’s. R decorum…

2nd July

…only starting. Wilson’s Fortunei wane and so A ‘Mikado’. Escallonia pteroclada coming on. Escallonia langleyense good. Mitraria fair. R moyesii goes back. 1901 – JCW Returned after a months absence…

19th July

…just over, it is very late for some things. 1910 – JCW L giganteum nearly over. Brunonis over, R coulteri fair. Mitraria good. R cinnabarinum going back. Buddleias show colour….

25th July

…about their best. Very very dry, several things dead. 1909 – JCW Buddleia variabilis shows colour. Mitraria fair. Cyclamen none. Half the daff seed sown. Most of the transplanting finished….

29th July

…yet. 1911 – JCW A good few cyclamen are up. Buddleias are going back. Mitraria suffered badly in the long spell of dry weather, some lapagerias show, roses coming again….

30th July

…flowers good yet. 1910 – JCW The buddleias are just starting. Mitraria are good. Ferns by the mitrarias good. Honeysuckles good, not much else, an odd lapageria and so cyclamen….