27th August

FJ Williams Profile Picture
FJW 1955-2007
CH Williams Profile Picture
CHW 2015-
JC Williams Profile Picture
JCW 1897-1939
C Williams Profile Picture
CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

More seed questing.

Schefflera pauciflora has its first ripening seed clusters. A good colour! Nearly ready to collect.

Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
Magnolia nitida has well formed seed heads this year although they are nearly all high up the tree. Nothing last year so Asia needs to collect what she can later with the long handled pruners when ripe. Six to eight weeks away from being ripe I guess.
Magnolia nitida
Magnolia nitida
We have to collect 170 Magnolia sieboldii seeds for a magnolia research project. Although there are still (amazingly) a few flowers showing there is also a plethora of seed pods on this tree. Some ripe and showing orange seeds. Some less so but what a sight this tree is today!
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
Magnolia sieboldii
A few seeds on Ligustrum confusum (Record Tree) which will go black when ripe. Worth collecting I think so will talk to Asia.
Ligustrum confusum
Ligustrum confusum
Schefflera alpina also has a small seed cluster on a young plant. Quite different in colour to S. pauciflora.
Schefflera alpina
Schefflera alpina
Schefflera alpina
Schefflera alpina
An elderly Rhododendron hookeri with attractive peeling bark which I had not taken in before. There are hairs on the leaf veins and at the base of the leaves. The bark is very similar to Rhododendron thompsonii in the way it colour and peels.
Rhododendron hookeri
Rhododendron hookeri
Rhododendron hookeri
Rhododendron hookeri

2016 – CHW
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust clay shoot attracted 120 entries on a fine and relaxed day. Here are a few pictures to record the event. Tom Williams won the junior trophy. His father and uncle were less successful!

clay shoot
clay shoot
clay shoot
clay shoot
clay shoot
clay shoot
clay shoot
clay shoot

2015 – CHW
The row of hydrangeas which Jaimie planted for Alison along the roadside above Top Lodge are making a real show.

1993 – FJW
Rob Williams [FJW’s elder brother] died.

1918 – JCW
The cyclamen are nice, the hydrangeas are fair, roses fair, there is not much else but say bits of species of rhodo show some flowers.

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