17th April

…Syringa pinnatifolia Syringa pinnatifolia Holboellia latifolia subsp. chartacea flowering for the first time with us in the frames. Clusters of maroon coloured flowers and very pretty indeed. Sausage shaped seed…

18th May

…exorticatica Fuchsia exorticatica We cut the rather unusual Syringa pinnatifolia for Chelsea but it may well shed by the time we arrive. Syringa pinnatifolia Syringa pinnatifolia Our old plants of…

8th April

…Syringa pinnatifolia out much earlier than ours. Syringa pinnatifolia Syringa pinnatifolia Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ – a shy flowerer with us in the nursery. Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ Kerria…

13th August

…out and also many of its hybrids. Eucryphia pinnatifolia at its best 2 days ago. Nymansii good. Pinnatifolia not yet all out. All magnolias, rhododendrons, and camellias grown well. Hardly…

2nd August

…hybrids. Prophortum nearly over. Big wall Magnolias about at best – a few cyclamen. Hydrangeas very dried up. A few of the late Auriculatum pink hybrids still out. Eucryphia pinnatifolia

9th August

…– he also caught (1) and scored (0). 1964 – FJW Mr and Mrs Tom Michael in church. 1949 – CW Eucryphia pinnatifolia over. Nymansii v good. Several bits of…

20th August

…straw safely carried in. 1944 – CW Eucryphia pinnatifolia over some days. Nymansii a week past its best and the Auklandii Garden Cordifolia looks well from front door. Rho auriculatum…

8th December

…on Praevernum. 1932 – JCW The best autumn colour I have ever seen here. The hybrid cherries near Barbatums are the best bits, the Eucryphia pinnatifolia and then Wilson’s Acer…

12th December

…Eucryphia pinnatifolia has been put out for autumn colour only. 1923 – JCW Cotoneaster salicifolia is first, Berberis polyantha second best, Erica hybrida wants a mild week. 1897 – JCW…

11th August

…Lapageria has been out a day, Eucryphia pinnatifolia going over. Nymansii good. All the pink Griersonianum and Eriogynum about over. Many of the white at best. Auriculatum good. Prophertum x…