27th November

FJ Williams Profile Picture
FJW 1955-2007
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CHW 2015-
JC Williams Profile Picture
JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2018 – CHW

Clearance and pruning above the Auklandii Garden now nearly complete and looking good.

Clearance and pruning above the Auklandii Garden
Clearance and pruning above the Auklandii Garden
Camellia ‘Hatsuzakura’ (‘Dewatairin’) with its first flower of the year is exposed by the clearing work. Very early for a Camellia japonica variety and this is a very ancient hybrid.
Camellia ‘Hatsuzakura’
Camellia ‘Hatsuzakura’
Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’ has very noticeable trailing new growth branches which mature and hang down like this to display the flowers to best effect.
Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’
Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’
Another Pieris with very advanced flower buds.
Pieris
Pieris

2017 – CHW
Total leaf drop now on Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ outside the back yard. Attractive today.

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’
First flowers on Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ as early as usual. Just the odd branch.
Azalea ‘Hinomayo’
Azalea ‘Hinomayo’
Azalea ‘Hinomayo’
Azalea ‘Hinomayo’
Some magnolias still entirely green and in full leaf.
Some magnolias still entirely green and in full leaf
Some magnolias still entirely green and in full leaf

2016 – CHW
The last old Camellia sasanqua through the arch is now nearly full out. The first pink one to show three weeks ago is now just about over. A cheerful show on the corner much admired by our many shooting parties.
Camellia sasanqua
Camellia sasanqua
Camellia sasanqua
Camellia sasanqua
Camellia sasanqua
Camellia sasanqua

2015 – CHW

To my surprise the light pink form of Camellia saluensis outside the ladies’ loo is coming out. This is what JCW and CW refer to as Camellia speciosa. It is the original Forrest introduction from 1917. We were gathering seed of it only a month ago. You will find reference to this in the Garden Diary as still having flowers in March and April but I doubt it next year. The darker pink form alongside it is nowhere near showing colour yet.

Camellia saluensis
Camellia saluensis
Camellia saluensis
Camellia saluensis

1984 – FJW
Philip brought in first flower November Pink.

1943 – CW
About a dozen Camellia hybrids out. Oleifera is very good. Rho decorum still has flowers – Mucronulatum out and some Sutchuenense hybrids. Colour still good on some cherries and others. The small Narcissus species is out. Some old Magnolia buds open and several on the old Grandiflora.

1930 – JCW
Prunus micguelliana has been open for a month. Several Thea speciosa are well out. Some Lutescens ever since Oct. R venustum the most useful cut flower. A few of the new fuchsia open. Erica darleyense very good.

1928 – JCW
C sasanquas and lapagerias nice, finished the Mag delavayi flowers two days ago, the first autumn cherry open about a week. One flower on Maddeni on the brown gate.

1917 – JCW
C sasanqua is fairly good. Erica codonodes and darleyense are just starting and so is R mucronulatum. No roses are left.