2017 – CHW
A drab day on return but the magnolias outside the back yard are simply perfect! Magical even.
This one is on the mound through the arch. An unnamed seedling between Magnolia campbellii and Magnolia mollicomata.
Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ has survived yesterday’s gales reasonably but by no means completely intact.
1935 – JCW
Daffs fairly well on. Cydonias give us a lot of flowers.
1934 – JCW
Daffs late in and outside the Tin Garden. A fuschia or two just moving a little, the best thing has been R lutescens.
1928 – JCW
Much as in 1918. I picked a half open sinogrande.
1919 – JCW
Daffodils well ahead of the above, the following Rhodo’s are open now other than hybrids of which there are many (say 15 kinds some in numbers) 21 species of which the best are argenteum, oleifolium, moupinense, sutchuenense, the three arborescens, ciliatum, lutescens.
1907 – JCW
Far later than the above. Some G Spur, H Irving and Caerhays. Several Camellias, Nar maximus just breaking spathe – one Cam reticulata open. Rho praecox half open.
1904 – JCW
Dauntlep open but nothing else in the way of Sir W, Horsfieldii or Emperor.
1901 – JCW
None of the above open except Dauntlep.
1898 – JCW
One or two each of Sir Watkin, Emperor, Horsfieldii out also Dauntlep, one or two H Spurrell, most of the Golden Spur and R praecox seedling. Jacko but two inches high and so Weardale, nearly all the Italians out, there has been a week of cold and frost.