No rain at all today despite the threat of Hurricane Barbara hitting Scotland. Forecast hopelessly wrong all week and the fourth nearly dry day.So I attempt to photograph the first camellias out along the drive.The unnamed Camellia x williamsii above the Hovel is now shedding its first flush of flowers onto the newly swept drive.
A single red japonica of no great merit.
An early and unformed flower on Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’. Windblown I guess.
2015 – CHW
The Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ by the side door is now nearly full out but no scent as yet in heavy rain (again).
1985 – FJW
Serena [Williams] arrived and walked three steps.
1921 – JCW
Several Camellia sasanqua, Theifera A. Theifera B, Japonica various speciosa of Forrest’s. Gordonea anomala, some roses, Erica hybrida and codenodes. White australis, Hamamelis mollis very good. Rhodo mucronulatum nice. 4 kinds of Caucasicum.
1901 – JCW
A very few roses left. Coums coming on fast. A few Iris alata.
1900 – JCW
Didden [A M Williams] picked the first primrose.