9th October

…ripe and this year’s unripe seed heads on Rhododendron ‘Nancor’. Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ Rhododendron ‘Nancor’ Still green and unripe Acer griseum seed. Acer griseum Acer griseum Unripe Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’ seed….

17th September

…CHW The large Acer griseum below Kennel Close has peeling bark right up into its extremities which looks wonderful in the evening sun. Acer griseum Acer griseum A giant mushroom,…

11th May

…King’ The bark is peeling nicely on the largest Acer griseum. Acer griseum Magnolia ‘Coral Pink’ – sparse flowering and only just opening now is a really peculiar magnolia. It…

13th April

…the garden in flower today) has larger flowers than the one by the Acer griseum but still rather smaller than the pictures of it in New Zealand. Is this darker…

30th May

…days. Rhododendron falconeri A rather nice old red rhodo by the Acer griseum is the best thing at the top of the garden. Looks like an auklandii x thompsonii cross….

10th November

…JCW Much as above. Acer nickoense and A griseum show good colour now as bad a year for rhodo bloom as 1925. 1920 – JCW Hydrangea remain good, very good….

26th August

…at once (up by the Acer griseum). It is already dropping and there are not that many seeds. Symplocos dryophila Schefflera delavayi has doubled in size in a year and…

22nd November

…JCW C sasanqua very good. Various bits of rhodo open. Acer nickoense and griseum are very good. Received seed of Quercus agrifolia and densiflora from California. Some to P.D of…

8th January

…feet in height. They are surface and shallow rooted trees. Probably a Nothofagus alpina. small Nothofagus Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ is well out by the big Acer griseum. Camellia ‘Mary Costa’…

27th February

…up Kennel Close with a couple of young magnolias out in the distance. Rio is ‘mousing’ with little success. The old Michelia doltsopa near the Acer griseum has blown open…