13th April

…autumnalis ‘Rosea’ Prunus sargentii just coming out. Prunus sargentii Rob has now cleared the whole clump of laurel on the back drive. A huge oak branch fell on it. We…

16th April

…26 years or more we have had it, the cantabiles are very good and so are all the blues. 1925 – JCW Prunus sargentii going back, Incisa is very good…

17th March

…hybrids are just starting. The Berberis hedges have never been better and yellow trumpets are out as to ¾ of them, the first poets just starting. Prunus subhirtella and sargentii

11th October

…also Sargentii and Denudata seedling. 1928 – JCW Came home from the north, a good season for plants but a dry August to mid Sept, perhaps the best corn and…

1st April

…been better. Camellia speciosa most blooms of any plant. Magnolia sargentii is the best of all the magnolias open. 1931 – JCW Daffs about their best. Magnolia’s speciosa, stellata and…