Jasminum mesneyi is full out above the tower on the lawn. It is growing out of the wall hidden within a clump of Jasminum beesianum. Very pretty indeed and odd to find a yellow flower on anything in December.
2015 – CHW
Still none of the forecast heavy rain.
Hydrangea ‘Fireworks’ at The Hovel turning still has the odd decent flower and has now been out since late June.
Hidden beside it is a Rhododendron moupinense full out in the shade. The odd flower photographed a week or two ago was therefore not an aberration or a secondary flowering.
Prunus Shirotae nearby has lost many of its leaves but what remain are a rather lovely yellow. So is the younger one at the cash point.
1944 – CW
Camellia oleifera very good but not at its best. Still an odd flower on Magnolia delavayi and Auriculatum hybrids. Camellia sasanqua past its best. First Hamamelis out and some heath. Very wet autumn and moors flooded right across for some weeks.
1922 – JCW
Very few bulbs above the ground. C sasanqua in flower but very few buds. A few lapagerias. Erica hybrida opening. Cotoneaster salicifolia very nice at the reservoir. Some Maddeni x nice.
1905 – JCW
A useful lot of daffs are on the move, of all sizes and ages, but the King Alfred blood is most prominent. C sasanqua is good. A few coums show flower. Some roses going yet. Primroses are very late.
1900 – JCW
A good few five year olds through the ground. Picked this years crop of rhodo seed.