2nd May

…was a superb clump. Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ Viburnum plicatum ‘Mariesii’ The new Davidia involucrata ‘Sonoma’ which (unusually for a Davidia) flowers at a very young age. This plant was 6-8ft…

4th June

…week, all but the Waterer rhodo’s are over now. Loder’s White good yet. Viburnum plicatum and mariesii good. 1913 – JCW We are picking daff seed but most of it…

18th February

…Dahuricum – Dahuricum semperivens – Scabrifolium – Barbatum – Ririei – Oleifolium – Irroratum – Hookeri – Mariesii. Cerasus Conradinae and the Italian cherry very good. 1915 – JCW About…

8th August

…to collect when ripe later on. Rhododendron schlippenbachii Hydrangea ‘Blue Wave’ (‘Mariesii Perfecta’) looking good on the drive. A better blue than some years and this clump are in full…