4th April

…‘William Hertrich’ Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ has three flowers coming out. Small but not bad and lots more to…

4th March

Williams’ on the lawn before the artist arrived. Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) below Donkey…

5th July

…coloured forms. yellow alstroemeria This Alchemilla mollis was planted here for Serena’s wedding a year ago. Alchemilla mollis The Sweet William are splendid in many colours. All self-sown. Sweet William

11th March

…but none the worse for that.Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ is excellent. Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ is just opening. Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’…

20th November

…introduction. Acer sikkimense Acer sikkimense Acer sikkimense Acer sikkimense Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ with huge seed pods. We have already collected all the lower ones. Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ Camellia…

24th February

…‘Darjeeling’ Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ is a particularly dark red as it first opens this eyar. Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ Camellia reticulata ‘William Hertrich’ Possibly our best Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’…

3rd May

…cryptomeroides Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ with a bit more yellow (rather than pink) in the trumpets than Rhododendron ‘Fragrantissimum’. Soon time to take cuttings of both. Plants like this are…

27th March

…cut up fallen pine and macrocarpa Camellia x williamsii ‘E G Waterhouse’ looks good beside where I have parked the car. Camellia x williamsii ‘E G Waterhouse’ Camellia x williamsii…

3rd July

…married my grandfather William, the younger man on the right. The other photograph is of Tom with me, in about 1952-1953. My father was William’s son, and spoke fondly of…

4th June

…which needs careful staking initially. A variable plant if grown from seed but this is a good form. Picea breweriana Picea breweriana Rhododendron ‘Rubicon’ nearly over. James Williams gave us…