5th 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

Philip Knuckey has won a gold for our stand at Hampton Court. Our first gold here for at least a decade.

Here are a couple of Karol’s pictures of the second lorry loading up with plants to sell.

A few photographs of some new plants for the 2018 mail order catalogue:

Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’ opens white and then develops a delicate pink tinge.

Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’
Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’
Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’
Agapanthus ‘Strawberry Ice’
Parkinsonia aculeata – no idea what this is!
Parkinsonia aculeata
Parkinsonia aculeata
Parkinsonia aculeata
Parkinsonia aculeata
Marsdenia oreophila – an odd but vigorous climber with hoya-like flowers.
Marsdenia oreophila
Marsdenia oreophila
Marsdenia oreophila
Marsdenia oreophila
Kniphofia ‘Rufa Rasta’ – pretty horrid name – judge it for yourself!
Kniphofia ‘Rufa Rasta’
Kniphofia ‘Rufa Rasta’
Kniphofia ‘Rufa Rasta’
Kniphofia ‘Rufa Rasta’
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ without its pretty contrasting blue flowers.
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’

2016 – CHW
A day clearing out my mother’s desk for the archive room so no great tour today.The yellow alstroemeria beside the front door has been here for at least 50 years. Today the yellow form is wrongly considered dull alongside a plethora of new coloured forms.

yellow alstroemeria
yellow alstroemeria

This Alchemilla mollis was planted here for Serena’s wedding a year ago.

Alchemilla mollis
Alchemilla mollis

The Sweet William are splendid in many colours. All self-sown.

Sweet William
Sweet William
Sweet William
Sweet William

The first white agapanthus has come out since the weekend.

white agapanthus
white agapanthus
Fuchsia exorticatica still has flowers on it about five months since I first photographed them on the then leafless tree. A bizarre performance from a spring fuchsia but it is a New Zealand native!
Fuchsia exorticatica
Fuchsia exorticatica
Fuchsia exorticatica
Fuchsia exorticatica
2015 – CHW
On holiday, having a few days off.

View of the Needles, Isle of Wight
View of the Needles, Isle of Wight, a row of three chalk stacks rising out of the sea with a lighthouse on the farthest one

1927 – JCW
The Actinidia in the Pinus austriaca is good. The Magnolia delavayi’s are flowering. Also Mag hypoleuca and parviflora. M glauca is not quite open. Rhodo’ discolor is good. Harrow hybrids fair, also Eriogynum and Griersonianum. Rosa brunonis is the best thing with the American Pillar.

1898 – JCW
Many of the daffodils have their foliage yet.

1897 – JCW
Most of the tree ferns have finished their growth. Henonis at full length, the best cane about 16 feet. Mitis and veitchii in mid growth, Nigra at full length. All daffodils have died down except Maximus and most of these have.

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