17th July

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

2017 – CHW

Another trip to the greenhouses to see what is new there.

Schefflera rhododendrifolia – this plant is now ready for planting out. A Crug collection from Taiwan which looks a bit different to the young plants in the nursery but matches up with the Hillier’s description. Attractive new growth and scales on the stem but not as distinct from other species as I had hoped from the young plants. Seems a bit like Schefflera taiwaniana. This is the only main species of schefflera not yet or already out in the garden and growing on nicely.

Schefflera rhododendrifolia
Schefflera rhododendrifolia
Schefflera rhododendrifolia
Schefflera rhododendrifolia
Schefflera rhododendrifolia
Schefflera rhododendrifolia
Schefflera rhododendrifolia
Schefflera rhododendrifolia
Seed forming on young plants of Camellia forrestii which is exciting. Huge seeds in comparison to the leaf size.
Camellia forrestii
Camellia forrestii
This is Hydrangea aspera ‘Kawakamii’ x Hydrangea involucrata just coming out. Nothing startling as yet.
Hydrangea aspera ‘Kawakamii’ x Hydrangea involucrata
Hydrangea aspera ‘Kawakamii’ x Hydrangea involucrata
Hydrangea aspera ‘Kawakamii’ x Hydrangea involucrata
Hydrangea aspera ‘Kawakamii’ x Hydrangea involucrata
The agapanthus are just out – a wonderful plant.
agapanthus
agapanthus
agapanthus
agapanthus
agapanthus
agapanthus
agapanthus
agapanthus
You can just see the tree surgeon dismembering a huge turkey oak in the new clearing.
tree surgeon
tree surgeon

2016 – CHW
The newer planted hydrangeas above the Green Gate are really starting to make a proper show.Hydrangea ‘Hobella’ is just out with a nice hint of pink in this semi shaded spot.
Hydrangea ‘Hobella’
Hydrangea ‘Hobella’
Hydrangea ‘Love you Kiss’ with its black stems is also just out. A clump of five planted in only 2013 and already four to five feet tall with a similar spread. Although taller growing the colour mix is very similar to Hydrangea serrata ‘Kiyosume’ as I have argued before.
Hydrangea ‘Love you Kiss’
Hydrangea ‘Love you Kiss’
Hydrangea ‘Love you Kiss’
Hydrangea ‘Love you Kiss’
Hydrangea ‘Love you Kiss’
Hydrangea ‘Love you Kiss’
A much older clump of Hydrangea ‘Libelle’ are doing well having again been cut right back a year or two ago. Still the best white lacecap hydrangea.
Hydrangea ‘Libelle’
Hydrangea ‘Libelle’
Hydrangea ‘Libelle’
Hydrangea ‘Libelle’
I am not sure if we have a close up of the plaque in situ in the granite bolder but I need one for the new catalogue proof anyway.
close up of the plaque
close up of the plaque
I photographed Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’ here with a flower on in January! Here it is coming into flower again just behind the plaque.
Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’
Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’
Tropaelum cilitum has been out for a while but this is the first time it has flowered below ten feet up the castle wall.
Tropaelum cilitum
Tropaelum cilitum
Tropaelum cilitum
Tropaelum cilitum

2015 – CHW

Clethra delavayi about to open above the main quarry.

Clethra delavayi
Clethra delavayi
Clethra delavayi
Clethra delavayi
Clethra delavayi
Clethra delavayi

Eucryphia milliganii full out with its dainty small white cup flowers. It looks dwarfish but achieved 20 feet at Burncoose in as many years.

Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii
Eucryphia milliganii

Rhododendron pseudochrysanthum new growth takes quite some beating.

Rhododendron pseudochrysanthum
Rhododendron pseudochrysanthum
Rhododendron pseudochrysanthum
Rhododendron pseudochrysanthum

1975 – FJW
1st part of Delia’s Grand Design [tapestry] unveiled 5’11” x 3’1” – day space men shook hands.

1934 – JCW
Fuschias goodish. Romneya never so good. Mag delavayi very full of bud. M parviflora had 1900 pods taken off by Charles. He also took 1700 off another plant.

1933 – JCW
As in 1932

1932 – JCW
M delavayi, M parviflora, M nicholsoniana and M hypoleuca are showing bloom. Fuchsia are coming on well but ought to be much bigger to do their best. Eriogynum is very good. L giganteum is very nice indeed and so the galax.

1930 – JCW
Mag delavayi is good, some Parviflora flowers left. Styrax Langlongense is good. Plagianthus good. Romneya and American Pillars good. Lonicera macrophylla has been remarkable.

1927 – JCW
The Romneya is very good and the [rose] American Pillars. Plagianthus lyalii is nice. We still have blooms of Griersonianum. Eriogynum is over.

1916 -JCW
Plagianthus and Buddleia are starting, also the Romneya and Lonicera macrophylla is very good indeed.

1915 – JCW
About a week later for the buddleia. Plagianthus lyalii is the best shrub now.

1912 – JCW
Both buddleias are open and quite nice.

1909 – JCW
Returned from Scotland, R brunonis very fine. Mitraria nice. No cyclamen. No buddleia’s. R decorum flower buds not moving yet. R cinnabarinum good and shaping.

1897 – JCW
Anemone japonica open.

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