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…

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 –…

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 April

…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 good. The red and…

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

…first time. Azalea amoena V.G. 1905 – JCW Recurvas nearly all open, and picked my last seedling today, just about 1898. 1902 – JCW Most of Recurvas open, but not…

9th June

…– Auklandii almost over. Azaleas very good. Rain in time but not for Amoena, all small due to May drought and cold. 1897 – JCW Sowed the first lot of…

22nd May

…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 over, Auklandii…

9th May

…least yellow! 1916 – JCW Auklandii nearly over, Cherries are gone. White A indica and A amoena very good. Molli and Ghent Azaleas nice. Loderi going over. Falconeri opening. Augustinii…