17th April

…Syringa pinnatifolia is just coming out and, again, well before its normal time. Syringa pinnatifolia Syringa pinnatifolia Holboellia latifolia subsp. chartacea flowering for the first time with us in the…

20th April

…drive as ‘rabbit money’ as we used to call it years ago. ‘rabbit money’ Syringa pinnatifolia in full flower before the leaves appear. Syringa pinnatifolia Syringa pinnatifolia A young Magnolia…

18th May

…rather unusual Syringa pinnatifolia for Chelsea but it may well shed by the time we arrive. Syringa pinnatifolia Syringa pinnatifolia Our old plants of Rhododendron neeriflorum died out years ago….

8th April

…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 japonica ‘Golden…

13th August

…hybrids. Eucryphia pinnatifolia at its best 2 days ago. Nymansii good. Pinnatifolia not yet all out. All magnolias, rhododendrons, and camellias grown well. Hardly any corn cut. First lapageria out….

2nd August

…Eucryphia pinnatifolia at its best. An odd flower on Nymansii. 1944 – CW A few lapagerias. Eucryphia pinnatifolia very good – Magnolias grandiflora and delavayi out. Didymum x hybrid white…

9th August

pinnatifolia over. Nymansii v good. Several bits of mountain Rhododendrons – a good deal of rain. Magnolia delavayi still many flowers, also both forms of Grandiflora. 1939 – JCW Eucryphia…

20th August

…female flower 1981 – FJW Philip Tregunna 50 years old today. 1959 – FJW Last of corn and straw safely carried in. 1944 – CW Eucryphia pinnatifolia over some days….

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…