2017 – CHW
A trip to Burncoose to see how everything was going in an all time record autumn for orders despite the recent cold up country and snow in the Midlands.
Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ looking good in flower.
Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ just coming out. A fine batch of plants.
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ laden with buds for next year with only a few old leaves left. A bumper flowering in prospect.
Actinidia deliciosa ‘Tomuri’ with good autumn colour and full leaf still.
2015 – CHW
Only in Cornwall could one see an Arum lily (zantedeshia aethiopica) in full growth with a new flower emerging in December. Mild beyond belief!
1934 – JCW
Most abnormal rain for days but quite warm always.
1932 – JCW
Erica hybrida is opening, some Magnolia delavayi bud show white and Eucryphia pinnatifolia has been put out for autumn colour only.
1923 – JCW
Cotoneaster salicifolia is first, Berberis polyantha second best, Erica hybrida wants a mild week.
1897 – JCW
Iris bakeriana in flower.