One of the two large Fuchsia exorticatica has died in the drought outside the front door. The survivor has a good crop of juicy black fruits.
The Mexican dahlia species which flowered eventually last December had seemed dead but has suddenly reshot from the base.
As we feared many clumps of agapanthus were nearly killed in the frost. A few survivors struggle within the clumps and very few flowers this year which are rather paler than usual.
A hint of rain and the moles have reactivated their hunt for worms nearer the surface of the lawn.
2017 – CHW
The ancient Pittosporum tenuifolium in our Seaview garden.
2015 – CHW
1994 – FJW
Very heavy rain.
1979 – FJW
David John Williams took first wicket for Gorran – he also caught (1) and scored (0).
1964 – FJW
Mr and Mrs Tom Michael in church.
Eucryphia pinnatifolia over. Nymansii v good. Several bits of mountain Rhododendrons – a good deal of rain. Magnolia delavayi still many flowers, also both forms of Grandiflora.
Eucryphia pinnatifolia 2 days short of best – Billardieri still good in places and been out since June – Rho Didymum still nice. Auriculatum hybrids going over but some still at their best. Very dry early June and May – since then lots of rain and all July growth good.