2018 – CHW
Clearance and pruning above the Auklandii Garden now nearly complete and looking good.
Total leaf drop now on Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ outside the back yard. Attractive today.
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.
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.
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.