So what do we find out in flower on an exceptionally mild Christmas Day? As children we often played this game collecting different camellia flowers. We once got to nearly 100 with my brother. Now a grandchild on the way so we can all begin again.A fully grown and full out campion below White Styles. Cor!
2015 – CHW
Christmas Day – plans to photograph every camellia in flower today (and pick one of each as my brother and I did in our childhood) abandoned as still in bed! Missed all the festivities entirely!
Floods in Lancashire and York. Heavy rain here mainly overnight but nothing exceptional.
2002 – FJW
Flowers on wall of Magnolia delavayi.
1964 – FJW
The day whitened up considerably in the afternoon.
1961 – FJW
CHW did his first big job with his father in EPR’s quarry.
Crocus imperati open. November frost left very few lapagerias. Rest as above but no aconite.1903 – JCW
C imperati open fairly well, a snowdrop or two, 50 lapageria on the winter plant. Erica open, some roses, Nobleanum open for three weeks, an aconite out, a wild primrose, daff seeds hardly any but Maximus blood moving.
1902 – JCW
C imperati nearly open. Galanthus nearly. About 100 lapageria on the pillar plant. Some Erica nearly open. Several roses going yet and a very fair lot of buds in the roses. This years daff seed is slow in starting. Nobleanum out a week.
1901 – JCW
The first imperati nearly open. About 40 lapagerias on one plant, frost has hit them very hard. Not many roses. Some I stylosa alba and alata. Hardly any moved bulbs show but several perhaps nearly all the unmoved. Erica arborea in flower.
1900 – JCW
Many Stylosa alba open. 80 lapageria on one plant. Coum one third open. Erica arborea in flower. Picked a good Mrs W.J Grant. Several bits of roses. A fair lot of daffs up, a sprinkling in the seedling pans. Crocus imperati open.
1899 – JCW
Several Stylosa open. 150 lapageria out on one plant. A great number of daffs above ground though most of them are moved bulbs. Several nice roses. C coum one or two in flower.
1898 – JCW
About 300 lapagerias out. G found Lent Lilies breaking up. Berberis [?]. Habrothamnus out. C picked a big bunch of Scilly White.
1897 – JCW
Many daffs through ‘37’ of the new ones. Crocus imperati still good. Many camellias, a good few roses. Some snowdrops well open. Iris stylosa and bakeriana.