13th April

…Prunus 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….

16th April

…before this in the 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,…

17th March

…of them, the first poets just starting. Prunus subhirtella and sargentii show the first flowers.1920 – JCW Well in front of 1897, our earliest year. Poetasum and other poets are…

11th October

…good. Neriiflorums quite nice. Several new rhodo’s to flower, also Sargentii and Denudata seedling. 1928 – JCW Came home from the north, a good season for plants but a dry…

1st April

…several trees below drive and end of Old Park. 1933 – JCW The daffs have never been better. Camellia speciosa most blooms of any plant. Magnolia sargentii is the best…