7th March

…a good hardy hybrid which will propagate from cuttings. Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ A very odd (bought in) daffodil on the middle terrace with a red…

12th February

…Clematis armandii is just starting into flower outside the School Room. A dense mat of a climber much favoured by nesting birds and especially flycatchers in summer. Clematis armandii 2016…

28th November

…below the greenhouse still full out – just double pinks today; the whites are over. Camellia sasanqua clump Camellia sasanqua clump First flower on Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ rather earlier…

17th April

…Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ nearby has few flowers this year. Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ The Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ in the Auklandii Garden is at its best today. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Clematis armandii

27th January

…are all opening, various daffs, Camellia Lady Clare, Clematis armandii, snowdrops and Coums nice. 1911 – JCW R praecox shows colour, the first trumpet opening in the top garden, snowdrops…

21st March

…and one or two Auklandii x white show colour. The early Mag kobus is good and not the other. Clematis armandii has been very fine for a long while. 1918…