Stachyurus chinensis full of hanging flower tassels. The odd drop of rain still hangs there looking like an early flower but not quite yet!
The garlic is in full growth a good month early under the largest Magnolia veitchii. Not the common one – this one is a stinker!
Camellia ‘Jurys Yellow’ is full out on the bank above.
1968 – FJW
David picked first snowdrops of year.
1967 – FJW
1934 – JCW
Just as in 1932 C speciosa gives us the best flowers now but no Rhodo’s.
1932 – JCW
Caucasicums good again after late frost, Speciosa first open in the wood ( note, not quite over on May 12th), then on the wall new planting C speciosa, latest of all, Hamamelis are better than ever.
1930 – JCW
Late year C speciosa nice in the wood not on the wall. C sasangua over, Coums are late, mucronulatum good, lutescens fair, Erica hybrida fair.
1924 – JCW
Rather behind 1922, Coums are starting but most things are a fortnight later.
1922 – JCW
Hamamelis and mucronulatum v g, some Camellias are nice, C speciosa particularly so, C Coum is showing, C sasanqua is over, a few snowdrops.
1921 – JCW
Hamamelis and Erica hybrida are near their best and very fine. R mucronulatum is only fair. None of the 1912 stuff is good.
1912 – JCW
Aconites showing colour. Camellia sasanqua is yet very good, Coums nice, Ericas good, the first seedling trumpet show colour.
1907 – JCW
Measured Tree Fern frond broken by recent wind 10 feet 6 in by 3 feet 6 in.
1901 – JCW
Another Camellia, several roses about, frost for two nights.
1900 – JCW
I saw the first Lent Lily breaking ground – several roses going now, a snowdrop or two.