13th January

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FJW 1955-2007
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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW
First wild daffodil out at the Four in Hand.

wild daffodil
wild daffodil

Snowdrops around the daffodils.

Snowdrops
Snowdrops

A pheasant has half eaten this early daffodil flower.

A pheasant has half eaten this early daffodil flower.
A pheasant has half eaten this early daffodil flower.

More snowdrops are out properly. First individual flower a week ago.

More snowdrops
More snowdrops

2016 – CHW
Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ now nearing a full flush of flower.

Azalea ‘Hinomayo’
Azalea ‘Hinomayo’
Azalea ‘Hinomayo’
Azalea ‘Hinomayo’

Fuchsia flowers still in abundance and some leaves still on the plants.

Fuchsia
Fuchsia
Fuchsia
Fuchsia


1964 – FJW
Cold spell back after a fortnight of warm.

1931 – JCW
This varies hardly at all from the last few years, it is really the worst time in all the year, if the H mollis were taken away there would be nothing but Camellia speciosa.

1929 – JCW
Just as in 1923 and very little to be seen, it is cold for planting, the wind has been East for some time.

1924 – JCW
R lutescens the early form is vg and so is mucronulatum at its very best.

1923 – JCW
This follows a late cold and wet summer and not much is moving, but after the Hamamelis mollis and E darleyensis there is not very much else.

1919 – JCW
I saw a plant of Ordus mascula coming up. 10 species of Rhodoⁿ show flower of which Barbatum and moupinense at the best. Cyclamen coum is coming on. Hamamelis mollis has been out for a fortnight.

1912 – JCW
A seedling trumpet (poor) is in flower and 35 blooms of Narcissus clusii are open at once, a good few Soleil D’or open.

1909 – JCW
One third of the daffs show up. Several Camellias, C coum very good, R nobleanum is nice, Ericas good – very. Snowdrops are nice, one trumpet shows colour.

1898 – JCW
40 or 50 Crocus out. Picked several spikes of Iris germanica. Most of the tulips above ground. No sign of Madam de Graaf, about 100 of Engelhart’s seedlings show up.