6th July

…opening. 1919 – JCW R coulteri has hardly started. Brunonis is fair but not good. This years roses bad. 1918 – JCW Romney Coulteri is nice. R Brunonis has been…

4th August

…clump of Romneya coulteri. Romneya coulteri Romneya coulteri Romneya coulteri Echium seedlings by the thousand! Echium seedlings Echium seedlings Citrus orange growing outside. Note the suckers from below the graft…

6th March

…a wonderful plant for the aftermath of a cold spell. Pseudowintera colorata Pseudowintera colorata The large clump of Romeya coulteri outside the packing shed had clearly taken a hit but…

1st October

…for this season on Romneya coulteri on the front of the castle. What a show we have had here all summer. This plant really enjoyed the drought. Romneya coulteri 2017…

16th July

…Romneya fair. Brunonis over. The following rhodo’s show bloom: maddeni, cinnabarinum, micranthum, fastigatum. 1911 – JCW L giganteum long over. R coulteri goodish. Wilson here and saw his Buddleias at…

9th July

…I have finished moving the best seedlings down to the home garden, started taking them out of the pans. 1899 – JCW Romneya coulteri open, about the first of it…

13th July

…– JCW Only a few flowers open. No Auriculatums moving. American Pillars are good. No Buddleia. 1921 – JCW Romneya coulteri at its best say 600 flowers?! 1920 – JCW…

18th July

…Azalea – avoided like the plague by us all for decades. 1921 – JCW Perhaps there are 500 flowers on the Romneya coulteri. There is not much else. It is…

18th November

…open. A Romneya coulteri open, and several fair roses. I see 131 has come through, seedlings with maximus blood are showing. Lapagerias very good. The cold N.E wind has come….

19th July

…just over, it is very late for some things. 1910 – JCW L giganteum nearly over. Brunonis over, R coulteri fair. Mitraria good. R cinnabarinum going back. Buddleias show colour….