1st January

…good (¾), odd bits of Erica, Erica hybrida good, some roses, some Lapagerias and Primroses. 1910 – JCW No Aconite, Coums fair, Ericas slowly coming. Rhodos – some, Solanum –…

7th September

…the only Solanum left and the crinums are open. Three rose beds good. 1915 – JCW Cyclamen are very good and so the cassia, roses in 3 beds also, and…

28th November

…also the first few Camellia sasanqua. There is only one Maddeni hybrid open but it is very lovely. 1911 – JCW Solanum not quite all out or C sasanqua, but…

23rd July

…still looking good. Phlox ‘White Admiral’ Trachelospermum jasminoides has covered the fence and is full out. Trachelospermum jasminoides Trachelospermum jasminoides Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ is similar. Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ Rhaphiolepsis umbellata…

4th July

…serrata ‘Bluebird’ 2015 – CHW SOLANUM crispum ‘Glasnevin’ Next door is a rather fine plant of Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’ which Burncoose supplied. The garden had a makeover some 10 years…

4th August

…1916 – JCW The Romneya has 400 to 500 flowers open. There is nothing much else except Solanum. 1914 – JCW The European war began August 2nd 44 years to…

3rd September

…year. 1914 – JCW Cyclamen, solanum, cassia, hydrangeas, roses are very good. The lapagerias coming on. R flavidum has some nice flowers open and also R decorum, Wilson’s best Intricatum…

2nd September

…their best and fuchsias. 1916 – JCW The cassia on the terrace, the hydrangeas, the cyclamen, and the lapageria and solanum are about all we have to look at now….

1st September

…auriculatum. The solanum is good, lapageria fair. wood hydrangeas of Wilson’s very nice, drive hydrangeas good, cyclamen nice. 1915 – JCW The cassia is good, the cyclamen also, the lapagerias…

26th October

…and hydrangea are going over. Some Camellia sasanqua coming out, some roses opening. Solanum is good. Some daffs are up. 1902 – JCW I saw the first C coum open….