18th March

…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, but we…

4th February

…winter – heavy thaw – 3 Nov pink for hedge ‘well’ – heather only other flower. 1934 – JCW Plenty of Rhodo’n buds. R lutescens and R moupinense give a…

24th January

…Species Moupiense in good flower Rerii “ “ Irroratum “ “ Pink Arboreum “ “ Barbatum “ “ Lutescens “ “ Mucronulatum nearly over Decorum odd late flower Argenteum *…

3rd March

…may touch April. 1929 – JCW None of the above except R lutescens. Frost has abated and rooks have started to build. I saw one carrying a big stick. 1928…

27th January

…in 1911, lutescens is quite nice, not near 1912 in species. Motor plough engine rolled the drive for the first time. 1912 – JCW R praecox, ciliatum, arboreum, lutescens, dahuricum,…

29th January

…open in the Old Park. Barbatum and the early Blood reds are good, also moupinense – lutescens – irroratum – mucronulatum. Prunus cerasus conradinae show colour. 1927 – JCW Cyclamineus…

20th February

…good, Rhodo lutescens and moupinense very good. Blood Red hybrids well out, some Barbatum and Scabrifolium. Prunus pissardi and conradinae just coming out. [?] Dediconia is the next. Camellia speciosa…

14th February

…the best are Sutchuenense and hybrids of the same. Strigillosum – Hookeri – Racemosum – Ririei – Barbatum – Irroratum – Lutescens – Scabrifolium – Argenteum – Thomsonii – Nobleanum…

8th February

…FJW N. cyclamineus has been out for some days. 1934 – JCW Lutescens is very good, Conradinae is just opening, Mucronulatum is very nice, not one daff showing yellow. 1933…

19th March

…campbellii ‘Peter Borlase’ In the rain: Rhododendron fargesii full out. Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron lutescens just emerging. Rhododendron lutescens 2018 – CHW More heavy snow overnight. About 4-5in. The…