20th August

…platanoides Crataegus monogyna (hawthorn) laden with seeds for the thrushes and other winter migrant birds. Crataegus monogyna (hawthorn) laden with seeds Sorbus aucuparia (mountain ash) with perhaps the finest crop…

26th August

…Werrens. 1966 – FJW All corn in and only one field to bale – marvellous yield. 1916 – JCW Just as in 1914 for flower, several mountain rhodo’s show flowers….

1st September

…Yellow. Buddleias are over, roses in the three beds are good, hydrangeas are good. 1916 – JCW Bits of flower on the following rhodo’s – about 5 mountain species, decorum,…

26th February

…D.G. 1911 – JCW Dauntcep open, Caerhays well out, Maximus half open, Heaths good, one incomp open, several nice Camellias open. Snow on the mountain out. Garden after tea with…

23rd September

…10278, Flavidum, Intricatum, Rupicolum, Hippophaeoides, Trichocladum, Fastigiatum and Barum (=10423). 1916 – JCW Hydrangeas, cyclamen and cassia are all good. Lapagerias nice, several (6-7) species of mountain rhodo’s in flower….

8th August

…Fuchsia magellanica ‘Alba’ 1917 – JCW Some R decorum, Auriculatum going over, several kinds of mountain rhodo’n show flowers. 10332 is the best. Buddleia veitchii is nearly over, the dark…

16th August

…of their pans from lack of labour and energy. The buddleias are good also odd flowers are open on Auriculatum, Brachycarpum, Caucasicum, Primulicum with other mountain forms including Hippophaeoides which…

9th August

…Nymansii v good. Several bits of mountain Rhododendrons – a good deal of rain. Magnolia delavayi still many flowers, also both forms of Grandiflora. 1939 – JCW Eucryphia pinnatifolia 2…

6th March

…or hybrids. The collection has 40+ species out of the 47 which exist worldwide. Some of the mountain top low growing species do not survive our climate. If you do…

24th April

…Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ Then on to the Sugar Loaf Mountain where the Chenevix-Trenches have started a garden sunk deep in a gorge. The trees were planted 30 years ago by…