27th September

…green fruits. Sorbus aria ‘Majestica’ Sorbus aria ‘Majestica’ 2017 – CHW Last year’s new planting above Auklandii Garden is looking good. We removed a laurel hedge and have still to…

18th March

…1935 – JCW Lutescens is fairly good. Reticulata fairly good flowers. 1929 – JCW Lutescens is far the best thing we have. Neriiflorum, Thomsonii, Barbatum, Irroratum are all fairly good,…

4th February

…heather only other flower. 1934 – JCW Plenty of Rhodo’n buds. R lutescens and R moupinense give a lot of bloom in spite of the frost. No ordinary daffodil shows…

20th November

…original and paler Camellia saluenensis by the ladies loos. Camellia saluenensis Likewise on Rhododendron lutescens by the quarry. Not secondary flowers but the real thing! Rhododendron lutescens Rhododendron lutescens Camellia…

20th February

…hybrids. No Magnolia as in 1913 but Gordonias, some flowers of the early Kobus ½ open.1927 – JCW Heaths fairly good, Rhodo lutescens and moupinense very good. Blood Red hybrids…

3rd March

…1929 – JCW None of the above except R lutescens. Frost has abated and rooks have started to build. I saw one carrying a big stick. 1928 – JCW Argenteums…

29th January

…reds are good, also moupinense – lutescens – irroratum – mucronulatum. Prunus cerasus conradinae show colour. 1927 – JCW Cyclamineus daff has been open for some three days, nothing else…

24th January

…Pink Arboreum “ “ Barbatum “ “ Lutescens “ “ Mucronulatum nearly over Decorum odd late flower Argenteum * I could fill a show vase, rest odd flowers. Aemulorum* Davidsonianum*…

27th January

…speciosa has been good for 3 weeks. 1924 – JCW R barbatum, strigillosum, mucronulatum, moupinense, scabrifolium, parvifolium, lutescens and dahuricum and a few red arb’ms x Thompsonii now in flower….

9th January

…x ‘Gauntlettii’). A large flower which will open out flatter. Camellia ‘New Venture’ Camellia ‘New Venture’ Rhododendron lutescens now has plenty of flowers but they are quite sparse on the…