6th July

…but just 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…

4th August

…spreading 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…

1st October

…four months of flowering. Rosa ‘Mermaid’ And the very last poor flower for this season on Romneya coulteri on the front of the castle. What a show we have had…

16th July

…Buddleia’s nice. 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…

6th March

…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 much new growth undamaged and…

3rd July

…was never so good. R moyesi is nearly over. P coulteri is very good. Some forms of Indica sinsii are to be very good near the Top Lodge. 1920 –…

20th July

…– JCW Buddleias are nice. Plagianthus lyalii some very good. No Discolor or Auriculatums. Romneya coulteri very good also American Pillars and violas. 1914 – JCW Very little in flower….

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….

22nd November

…1918 – JCW C sasanqua is very good indeed. 1897 – JCW A Camellia has several flowers open, Romneya coulteri has flowers on it, another of Engelhart’s seedlings above ground….

13th July

…Auriculatums moving. American Pillars are good. No Buddleia. 1921 – JCW Romneya coulteri at its best say 600 flowers?! 1920 – JCW Fortunei are passing. Auriculatum and Decorum x Auriculatum…