11th April

…pink at the base of the tepals on the buds before opening. Not bad for this dull species. Magnolia amoena Magnolia amoena Magnolia ‘Delicatissima’ – more of the same –…

28th February

…stand at Chelsea now out three months early. Azalea ‘Amoena’ Azalea ‘Amoena’ Rhododendron kiyosumense (a form of Rhododendron reticulatum) has unusually retained much of its leaf but is now coming…

14th February

…the light is fading now above the greenhouse. About as early as last year and very like Magnolia amoena but rather earlier into flower. Endangered in the wild I believe….

6th March

…eight foot) Michelia doltsopa seedling in the teeth of the wind (north) has its first few flowers. Quite a surprise. Michelia doltsopa The hugely dull Magnolia amoena has a few…

6th April

…the wane. No yellow trumpets left but nice Leiden and a little colour. Rho amoena at their best. Cherries in Drive very good. Magnolia conspicua, denudata and stellata are all…

31st December

…out. Rho mucronulatum, Yellow Hammer, white double Azalea and bits of one yellow below Hovel road. Bits of Davidsonianum and Sutchuenense hybrids. No reds. Bits of Azalea Amoena and several…

24th January

…x Moupiense “ “ Also several bits of Azalea Amoena and Kurume Grande full out at Trewidden (handwritten note) Signed C.W. 1925 – JCW Some way behind the above. No…

7th May

…poor this year. Berberis stenophylla good. Falconeri really fine for the first time. Azalea amoena V.G. 1905 – JCW Recurvas nearly all open, and picked my last seedling today, just…

9th June

…Loderi fully out, Ponticum and Fortunei in Beech Walk really a fine mass – Auklandii almost over. Azaleas very good. Rain in time but not for Amoena, all small due…

22nd May

…the big beds. Standish hybrids are good and so Sappho x auklandii, Roylei just opening, but a very few Azaleas open. Azalea amoena is good. Azalea mollis comes on. Augustinii…