8th 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

Amazingly, and as last year, Paulownia elongata is out in flower again in the autumn. Loads of buds which look like seeds.

Paulownia elongata
Paulownia elongata
Paulownia elongata
Paulownia elongata
Paulownia elongata
Paulownia elongata
Nice new growth on Persea thunbergii nearby which we clipped three months ago to get just this sort of soft new shoots for late autumn cuttings. Game on!
Persea thunbergii
Persea thunbergii
Camellia ‘Gauntlettii’ is out above the main path by ‘Captain Rawes’ and by Georges Hut but not yet by the front door. Petal blight sadly already evident in the older flowers.
Camellia ‘Gauntlettii’
Camellia ‘Gauntlettii’
Camellia ‘Gauntlettii’
Camellia ‘Gauntlettii’

2016 – CHW
Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ has been split asunder into three pieces by the east wind but we have only just noticed. It should shoot again from the small base but will never be a decent shape.
Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’
Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’
Camellia oleifera is now full out. A 25ft tall tree.
Camellia oleifera
Camellia oleifera
Camellia oleifera
Camellia oleifera
Camellia oleifera
Camellia oleifera
The long racemes of seeds on Pterocarya fraxinifolia are now brown and ripe. The leaves on the top of the tree have fallen but still nice brilliant yellow colours lower down.
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
The magnolias outside the back yard are turning fast from green to yellowish to brown. Quite nice but, if you blink, you will miss the autumn colour for which magnolias are not well known.
magnolias outside the back yard
magnolias outside the back yard
magnolias outside the back yard
magnolias outside the back yard
magnolias outside the back yard
magnolias outside the back yard
Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ is out by the Orchid House Nursery as is the elderly ‘Hugh Evans’ above the quarry.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
2015 – CHW
Found the two other small ginkgos! Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’ has narrow leaves and a fairly erect habit although in rather too dark a location to prosper long term. No colour yet.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Saratoga’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ is in a good spot in the open above the drive. Just a hint of yellow here as yet but more colour here than on either of the other juveniles.
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’
Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’

1960 – FJW
Took November Pink, 2 seeds of Reticulata Mary Williams and Magnolia Rostrata to Garden Society.

1946 – CW
Camellia oleifera out by Engine House. Also are pink hybrid in quarry and a Tea by the Tin Garden.

1913 – JCW
Cassia good and so solanum, lapagerias and C sasanquas. Roses fair, hydrangeas fair – no frost yet. We are now planting the big plants from Coombe Wood first sale, mainly in the New Planting. Those at Werrington have been in a fortnight.