14th March

…professionals.” Good applause but probably because I was the last one up after an awards ceremony lasting 1½ hours. Victoria Medal of Honour Victoria Medal of Honour Victoria Medal of…

15th March

…(23), Maximus nearly all, Caerhays nearly all also G Spur, some few Reticulata and Ciliatum. Picked the first Southern Star, many Victoria out. 1901 – JCW An odd Victoria open,…

16th March

…Spur, some few Reticulata and Ciliatum. Picked the first Southern Star, many Victoria out. 1901 – JCW An odd Victoria open, 23 nearly open, one Ciliatum early seedling, but hardly…

1st August

…colour up nicely. Apple ‘Coxs Orange Pippin’ Plum ‘Victoria’ was also loaded with fruit. Plum ‘Victoria’ Plum ‘Victoria’ Escallonia ‘Compacta Coccinea’ was looking good and makes a nice shrub. Escallonia…

11th May

…show in circular clusters. They show up better as the plant comes into leaf and are half hidden when eventually the leaf is full out. ENKIANTHUS ‘Victoria’ Enkianthus ‘Victoria’ –…

2nd November

…campanulatus albiflorus Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ starting to go yellow. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Venus’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Victoria’ – the remaining small leaves are yellow. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Victoria’ Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Red Bells’ has…

26th March

…show colour except G Bell, have picked a C J Backhouse. 1900 – JCW Have put under glass to open Emperor, Empress, Horsfieldii, Victoria, G Bell as all showing colour….

30th July

…the Backstay garden.Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ is a pleasant pink with dark brown leaves like the popular Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’. Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ Lobelia ‘Fan Salmon’ Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye Gold’ is…

23rd February

…was a Kingdom Ward collection from Mount Victoria in Burma. Tom’s father grows this in New Zealand. Rhododendron albotomentosum Rhododendron albotomentosum Rhododendron albotomentosum Rhododendron albotomentosum Camellia chekiangoleosa has peculiar buds…

9th January

…month. 1914 – JCW Some Clematis fasciculiflora open, nice lot of Coum, Cirrhosa very good, not much else. 1900 – JCW Some Aconite up. 1899 – JCW Victoria breaking ground….