8th April

…Xanthorhiza simplicissima Xanthorhiza simplicissima Prunus avium ‘Plena’ – in maturity quite a sight today. Prunus avium ‘Plena’ Prunus avium ‘Plena’ Magnolia ‘Phelan Bright’ very fine in the garden as well…

13th August

…Nothofagus antarctica Some insect has formed cobwebbed cocoons all over a Prunus avium. A few unformed wild cherries in evidence here and there. Prunus avium Very little fruit or seed…

21st May

…Double Avium is not fully open. 1916 – JCW Azaleas near their best. Sappho seedlings nearly over. Very near 1912, it is hot and dry. 1912 – JCW Now leaving…

7th May

…Rockery is by far the best thing now, Auklandii are nearly over. The first Factum opened 10 days ago, it is very fine indeed. Double Avium is open in the…