28th November

…the greenhouses. At least that is what I think it is? Need to check with Jaimie. Escallonia rubra var macrantha Escallonia rubra var macrantha 2016 – CHW A solitary flower…

12th May

…lanceolatum is a good fortnight behind. CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ – one of the last camellias to flower and often still showing a flower in…

4th May

…out in May. It has to be Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’. Might it last for Chelsea? Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Rhododendron haematodes – a good young plant. One survivor…

13th July

…It may well be Oxalis rubra from South America. Well worth growing for its leaves alone. Oxalis rubra Oxalis rubra Another Penstemon which Karol may be able to identify from…

20th May

…Visitor laid an EGG in Maurices suite (George Blandfords bedroom). 1909 – JCW R roylei nice, C montana rubra good, bluebells nearly at the top, Montana ¾ of its best….

22nd May

…have just caught the best Azaleas, that is the deciduous ones. Magnolia wilsoni is at its best. 1917 – JCW C m rubra about out. R yunnanense is good in…

8th May

…JCW Plenty of May everywhere, Lilac going back, Azaleas are very nice. Tubergens Iris are all over. 1911 – JCW Auklandii very good indeed, not quite its best, M rubra

28th October

…wangii shows no sign of the onset of autumn. Aesculus wangii Aesculus wangii 2016 – CHW Amazing autumn colours in the nursery today.Quercus rubra – a dull day but a…

7th September

…Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa dichotoma Pittosporum undulatum…

10th March

…‘Pickards Snow Queen’ Magnolia ‘Pink Flamingo’ Magnolia ‘Pink Flamingo’ Magnolia ‘Pink Flamingo’ Magnolia ‘Delicatissima’ (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Lennei Alba’ x Magnolia x veitchii Rubra) – Gresham hybrid Magnolia ‘Delicatissima’ Magnolia…