2017 – CHW
Erica arborea coming out above the castle. No scent today late afternoon.
First flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ on the Main Ride. Rather small flowers on this old plant.
2015 – CHW
Nice colours on Parrotia persica which will probably be out in flower in four to six weeks with no winter hibernation at all.
2000 – FJW
George Williams fired air gun and connected with a tin. [?] and played the flute.
1932 – JCW
Lapagerias nice. Cam sasanqua has been good. R lutescens opening some early ones. Erica darleyense has fairly started opening. Fuchsias our best things.
1921 – JCW
Just about as in 1917 but we have had good planting weather for November. Erica cordonodes is nice, the lapagerias hold on and one Rho sutchuenense is opening.
1917 – JCW
Had three weeks dry, it is a cold S.E wind. Bits of Cam sasanqua and Cam japonica open also Erica codonodes and darleyense. Rho venustum is nice. Cotoneaster salicifolia is good.
1916 – JCW
Much as in 1914 but it is dry now after a very wet autumn.
1914 – JCW
No snow so far, not much frost. Geraniums holding on. Lapagerias several. Camellia sasanqua a few. Some roses. We have lately had real rain in a dry autumn.
1904 – JCW
Heavy snow and some frost last week, not very much damage. Measured a leaf of Mag hypoleuca to be 17 1/2 inches by 8 ½. Lapagerias and Cam sasanqua coming again after the frost. Bits of Erica codonodes out. Nar M clusii open in a frame.