17th November

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CHW 2015-
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

A young self sown Camellia oleifera by Charlie Michaels Nursery. One of several in this area. On the younger new growth the flowers hang down and the centres are not readily visible.

Camellia oleifera
Camellia oleifera
Camellia oleifera
Camellia oleifera
Odd out of season flowers on Azalea ‘Greenway’ as usual.
Azalea ‘Greenway’
Azalea ‘Greenway’
Vaccinum donaldianum with ripening and ripe fruit clusters.
Vaccinum donaldianum
Vaccinum donaldianum
Vaccinum donaldianum
Vaccinum donaldianum
Vaccinum donaldianum
Vaccinum donaldianum
Vaccinum duclouxii also with fairly similar fruit clusters. In fact the two species look much the same in seed although the flowers are a bit different. Are they two forms of the same thing?
Vaccinum duclouxii
Vaccinum duclouxii
Vaccinum duclouxii
Vaccinum duclouxii

2016 – CHW
A good westerly gale has struck down lots of yellowing and green leaves from the Liriodendron tulipifera by the Four in Hand. Quite a display on the tarmac and sides of the drive.
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera
There is something of a yellow hue to what is left on the main tree in the damp sunlight but nothing like the show last year or the year before which Karol photographed so well for the website. Note the comparison.
what is left on the main tree
what is left on the main tree
what is left on the main tree
what is left on the main tree
main tree by Karol
main tree by Karol
main tree by Karol
main tree by Karol

2015 – CHWA fine day and Rhododendron mucronulatum is now full out already. The few flowers seen a week or three ago were, I thought, just a second autumn flush but this would seem to disprove this. Time will tell if it flowers again in January as would be normal but I do not think so. I need to look back again at the younger plants elsewhere in the garden.

Rhododendron mucronulatum
Rhododendron mucronulatum

Erica arborea, the tree heather, is just starting to come out at the Four in Hand. In JCW’s garden diary this is usually noteworthy in January and February. Has our climate really changed that much in 100 years?

Erica arborea
Erica arborea
Erica arborea
Erica arborea

2004 – FJW
Drive camellias well out.

1940 – CW
Still several fuchsias. Camellia oleifera with several flowers in the wood. Picked several nice flowers of Rho R Arboreum x Thomsonii near Tin Garden. Also a bit of Hamamelis. Stewartia sinensis one plant still nice colour and all through as good as anything.

1933 – JCW
C sasanqua has been and is very good indeed. 6 or 8 rhodo’s show flower and Decorum which has been open since Sept! Fuchsia remain very good indeed.