7th April

Primula sieboldii Primula sieboldii Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ as a good established clump. Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ A massive trunk on a mature Acer davidii. Acer davidii Primula denticulata just fading a…

7th November

…lapagerias are very nice. Solanum, cassia and hydrangeas are all fair. Primula helodoxa is looking very nice in flower and would seem to be the best yellow primula by far….

14th May

…wild clump of candelabra Primula pulverulenta is impressive in a wet area. Primula pulverulenta At Windsor last Monday we were told that they had the only true original plant of…

20th April

…age (now 17) too. Magnolia ‘Hot Flash’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flash’ A wild self sown clump of Primula pulverulenta in a damp spot where little else will grow despite several attempts….

19th May

…with about 9 flowers is very promising. Rhodo’s burnt out by the sun and dry air. Some Azaleas in the Hovel are nice. 1926 – JCW Primula pulverulenta has been…

27th May

…Ghent azalea variety late flowering Ghent azalea variety I thought I had seen enough Primula helodoxa on our Chelsea stand but there is now a good show outside my study…

22nd June

…which grows rather taller; twice the size in fact.A new Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ has its first three flowers where we can see them unlike the main 1991 planted tree.Primula helodoxa…

13th July

…its absolute best. Four to six feet tall and perfect today. Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ Thalictrum delavayi ‘Album’ What is this primula like thing flowering in July with…

24th October

…ground. An odd seedling in the pans. Woodwardias have done well, it has been a raw cold season. Roses nearly a failure except on the wall. Primula megasoefolia is out….

28th February

…a cross with my mother’s Primula ‘Wanda’ (dark purple) which grew in a line on the edge of the border opposite the front door. first coloured primrose These are the…