2018 – CHW
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Aureomarginatus’ is making a nice show amid the showers. Not a bad ornamental plant for a dark corner. Here it is being enveloped by a podocarpus.
After the wind a huge array of flowers on the ground below the unnamed Camellia x williamsii outside the front gate. Plenty still on the clump though and many more buds to come. I see that this is now a Tree Register ‘record tree’!
The unusual New Zealand Fuchsia exorticatica is more or less full out with its odd and rather hidden green and purple flowers protruding from the stems. A spring flowerer normally.
2008 – FJW
Continues mild. Front door Nobilissima fully out. Saw first daff. Snowdrops out for Sunday.
2001 – FJW
Coldish. South – South East wind but dry for last 5 days.
1989 – FJW
Very mild indeed – snowdrops out and mucronulatum excellent.
1987 – FJW
Very cold weather persists – 12° F Frost out of the wind. Rhodos look awful and Lapageria.
1966 – FJW
Cold spell started.
1961 – FJW
Flower open on George Blandford.
1959 – FJW
Frost 4°. Easterly gales starting. Snow and ice replaced by rain. Camellias very backward.