18th May

…Rhododendron dendrocharis. dwarf rhododendron This oddity is labelled Rhododendron ‘Barnaby’ but no time now for any research. Chelsea packing next. A Rhododendron triflorum hybrid perhaps? Rhododendron ‘Barnaby’ Camellia mathotiana ‘Alba’…

6th May

…have been hurt by the heavy rain, the first heavy rain since Christmas. The Augustinii and many forms of Triflorum are excellent. Falconeri just opening. 1922 – JCW The fat…

31st March

…long over. Maculiferum – Pink Triflorum – Berberis fascicularia – are our best things. Corylopsis are all over. Bob’s heath never so good. 1925 – JCW No bloom on Rho…

30th June

…before. Iris foetida Iris foetida Iris foetida 1932 – JCW Cuttings of the Pink Triflorum are in. 1927 – JCW (Handwritten note attached to Garden Book page). Cuttings to take…

4th April

…sargentiana came into flower. It is the finest magnolia bloom of any here. 1930 – JCW No Augustinii or Triflorum excepting Lutescens. Some of this has shown bloom since Nov…

15th February

…and robusta, no others. 1933 – JCW Rhodo’s open are Caucasicum, Praecox, Mucronulatum, Moupinense, Triflorum, Thomsonii x , Barbatum, Lutescens, Sutchuenense near sinogrande, Prunus conradinae – pissardi – p yunanense…