2020 – CHW
Prunus ‘Jo-nioi’ putting on a show at the garden entrance. Planted 2006.
The second Camellia japonica variety into flower after ‘Noblissima’. It may have a bit of x williamsii in it but the leaves are crinkly/curled and the flowers off red. An old windbreak plant with no (known) name.
2019 – CHWA trip to the greenhouse to see some good new things in flower for the first time here.
Camellia reticulata x sasanqua ‘Show Girl’ would probably be unexciting in March but is rather good in November. I have no idea where this came from but Asia has a fine set of young plants from cuttings now (Camellia reticulata ‘Damonao’ x Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’).
Another record tree bites the dust from old age and falling over. Magnolia macrophylla toppled over in October and this whole area needs a good prune and tidy. The Magnolia sieboldii sinensis next door is also on its last legs.
Another forsythia out in flower in November. This is the second to show.
2016 – CHW
A surprise Camellia japonica with a few flowers on above the big veitchii. Not named but planted originally as a windbreak set of seedlings.
Amazingly the Paulownia elongata, planted in 2007, which had such large buds a few weeks ago is now well out. It is clearly not a secondary flush of flower but just ‘early’! This tree grows so amazingly fast that it has got its seasons rather muddled.
First primroses out outside the front door. None yet on the bank above.
1924 – JCW
On Nov 23rd we had the longest spell of good colour on all kinds of shrubs here that I can remember.
1901 – JCW
Came home for three days, frost cut dahlias and hydrangeas, not roses of which there are several. Iris stylosa nice, Iris alata very good. Camellia sasanqua quite fine. Many daff seedlings of all ages show up in the pans etc, most of them have cyclamineus, maximus, polyanthus or clusii blood in the cross.