23rd October

…couple of flowers. Rhododendron edgeworthii Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Perle Rose’ in full flower. Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Perle Rose’ The first time I have noticed autumn colour (of sorts) on Melliodendron…

3rd March

…sulphureum Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Eurya japonica ‘Moutiers’ Callistemon pallidus – even more absurdly early. Callistemon pallidus Hydrangea lobbii – likewise! Hydrangea lobbii Magnolia ‘Royal Purple’ Magnolia ‘Royal…

12th March

…Dawsons and Ludgvan, hardly anything ahead of us. 1900 – JCW Some Italian, several Cernuus, most of the G Spur, nearly all the maximus. The first Pallidus P breaks colour….

19th February

…Backhouse, Cernuus at its best, some Horsfieldi out and a Sir Watkin. Jacko just breaks ground, Weardale only lately, nearly all Tenby and H Irving open, many Pallidus and Praecox….

24th February

…to the RHS. 1904 – JCW First evening out after tea. Picked for Dinton a number of Cyclamineus hybrids. 1897 – JCW First Cilliatum, Pallidus, Proecox, most of the Cernuus….