25th November

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 (photos to follow)

It is amazing how a blue hydrangea can turn and fade into such extraordinary dark colour. Mainly dark red but with some greens. Three blue flowers still remain at the top of the bush.

2016 – CHW
Off to check autumn colour on the main styrax species planting which proved to be a dead loss as most are still entirely green today.Styrax formosanus var formosanus is just turning yellow and the seeds are now ripe and starting to fall.

Styrax formosanus var formosanus
Styrax formosanus var formosanus
Styrax formosanus var formosanus
Styrax formosanus var formosanus
Styrax faberi has largely fallen but there was little, if any, colour before they all did as you can see. Seed long gone and fallen here.
Styrax faberi
Styrax faberi
Styrax faberi
Styrax faberi
A surprise Camellia ‘Takinini’ with just one rather battered double reddish flower. A plant only put in this year in a very open place.
Camellia ‘Takinini’
Camellia ‘Takinini’
Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ has one flower out but too high up to photograph. Camellia ‘Caerhays’ not out yet.
2015 – CHWFuchsias still in full leaf and flower beside the gents’ loo.

Fuchsias still in full leaf and flower
Fuchsias still in full leaf and flower

1998 – FJW
Many flowers on Camellia November Pink – very wet year continues – heavy rain but worse in Wales.

1971 – FJW
First November Pink in house. Leaf still on Beech Walk oaks. A very dry autumn.

1916 – JCW
Erica hybrida and Erica codonodes are opening. C sasanqua is fair. Have picked a good deal of rhodo and azalea seed but some is not ripe yet such as Mrs J.C. Williams and Azalea viscosum, just the worst weeks for rhodo flowers.