8th December

FJ Williams Profile Picture
FJW 1955-2007
CH Williams Profile Picture
CHW 2015-
JC Williams Profile Picture
JCW 1897-1939
C Williams Profile Picture
CW 1940-1955

2016 – CHW
First flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘J C Williams’ by Tin Garden. None outside the front gate yet.

Camellia x williamsii ‘J C Williams’
Camellia x williamsii ‘J C Williams’
The unnamed x williamsii hybrids below are well out now too as usual just below.
unnamed x williamsii hybrids
unnamed x williamsii hybrids
unnamed x williamsii hybrids
unnamed x williamsii hybrids

2015 – CHW

The nerine bed has only a very few flowers and they are both late and a rather insipid pink this year. Much paler than I remember them. Over use of weedkiller when dormant perhaps? I looked up the old planting records and Camellia ‘Noblissima’ and Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ came here in 1895. Clearly they were planted side by side outside the front door so C ‘Noblissima’ (or possibly ‘Sodegasuki’) is the correct name and not Camellia Gauntlettii).

nerine bed
nerine bed

1990 – FJW
Snow.

1967 – FJW
Fairly heavy snow. Oleifera and November Pink began at end of November.

1962 – FJW
Very late – no Oleifera and no November Pink. Hartia good, there have been gales about one every three weeks but in between dry and cold.

1960 – FJW
Flower on Praevernum.

1932 – JCW
The best autumn colour I have ever seen here. The hybrid cherries near Barbatums are the best bits, the Eucryphia pinnatifolia and then Wilson’s Acer 4102.1916 – JCW
Rho micranthum is quite nice in 40 Acres.