8th April

…40 years ago and identified as a must for the Burncoose catalogue. Xanthorhiza simplicissima Xanthorhiza simplicissima Prunus avium ‘Plena’ – in maturity quite a sight today. Prunus avium ‘Plena’ Prunus…

13th August

…scabiosa Nothofagus antarctica about 30 years old with a fine crop of beechmast just forming. Nothofagus antarctica Nothofagus antarctica Some insect has formed cobwebbed cocoons all over a Prunus avium….

21st May

…several Nicholsiana are out on the big plant and very large flowers making 7 inches across. Double Avium is not fully open. 1916 – JCW Azaleas near their best. Sappho…

7th May

…first Factum opened 10 days ago, it is very fine indeed. Double Avium is open in the 40 Acres. Baileys Maddeni is nearly open. 1923 – JCW Maddeni hybrids are…