30th November

fraseri Abies fraseri 2017 – CHW Three different named forms of Magnolia grandiflora all with buds still to open. Amazing for the time of year but normal in this run…

29th March

…Doubtful. Dicksonia squarrosa Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ with superb new growth appearing on this dwarfish shrub. No frost damage here! Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea…

9th June

…a whole. Watsoni, fraseri, prostrata, denudata all good. Still a few conspicua and double camellias. Rho Cornish Loderi fully out, Ponticum and Fortunei in Beech Walk really a fine mass…

30th April

…very good. Magnolia rostrata and fraseri out also. A good many Maddeni hybrids. Single peonies and two double out in Tin Garden. 1911 – JCW A few daffs to come….

4th February

…small number of Rhodo’n buds makes the wood a bit dull. The American Azaleas came seven of them and Magnolia fraseri. Lutescens 1/6th open. 1925 – JCW Quite an early…