18th March

…1935 – JCW Lutescens is fairly good. Reticulata fairly good flowers. 1929 – JCW Lutescens is far the best thing we have. Neriiflorum, Thomsonii, Barbatum, Irroratum are all fairly good,…

20th November

…saluenensis Likewise on Rhododendron lutescens by the quarry. Not secondary flowers but the real thing! Rhododendron lutescens Rhododendron lutescens Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’ looking splendid. See the size of…

4th February

…– heather only other flower. 1934 – JCW Plenty of Rhodo’n buds. R lutescens and R moupinense give a lot of bloom in spite of the frost. No ordinary daffodil…

20th February

…in 1913 but Gordonias, some flowers of the early Kobus ½ open.1927 – JCW Heaths fairly good, Rhodo lutescens and moupinense very good. Blood Red hybrids well out, some Barbatum…

3rd March

…at about its best in all forms, some may touch April. 1929 – JCW None of the above except R lutescens. Frost has abated and rooks have started to build….

27th January

…barbatum, strigillosum, mucronulatum, moupinense, scabrifolium, parvifolium, lutescens and dahuricum and a few red arb’ms x Thompsonii now in flower. Bobs heath is very nice. Leucojum vernum, C coum, wild snowdrops…

24th January

…flower at Caerhays on Jan 24th 1943 Species Moupiense in good flower Rerii “ “ Irroratum “ “ Pink Arboreum “ “ Barbatum “ “ Lutescens “ “ Mucronulatum nearly…

29th January

…species show flower, some nice R sutchuenense open in the Old Park. Barbatum and the early Blood reds are good, also moupinense – lutescens – irroratum – mucronulatum. Prunus cerasus…

9th January

…open out flatter. Camellia ‘New Venture’ Camellia ‘New Venture’ Rhododendron lutescens now has plenty of flowers but they are quite sparse on the old bushes. Rhododendron lutescens Just one decent…

14th February

…and hybrids of the same. Strigillosum – Hookeri – Racemosum – Ririei – Barbatum – Irroratum – Lutescens – Scabrifolium – Argenteum – Thomsonii – Nobleanum hybrids. E darleyensis fine…