2018 – CHW
Cotoneaster moupinensis with large black fruits. The first time we have seen these on a young plant.
2017 – CHW (photos to follow)
Another clump of Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ full out by Georges Hut.
The Cladastris kentuckea has already shed almost all its leaves. We saw it starting to colour only three weeks ago but have missed it at its very best.
Another one for David West! What is this cotoneaster then? Berries just starting to turn yellow and plenty of them. A drooping habit from 20ft or so and very distinct bark. This, like the other cotoneaster, was a 1991 gift from Windsor.
Little seed on any of the Michelia doltsopas this year and far from ripe yet.
The huge seed pods on Magnolia sargentiana robusta in the ririei clearing are shedding to the ground from the open pods high up the tree. Time to start collecting them on the ground before the mice get them.
I thought we had a second, more mature, medlar and here it is, laden with large fruits, in Kennel Close. The tree needs re-staking but may already be too large to re-erect.
2015 – CHW
No hint of autumn yet on Quercus dentata ‘Carl Ferris Miller’ which has enormous and beautifully formed leaves. These fade late in the year and remain on the tree over winter. Signs here and there of major secondary new growth after the rain. What a tree!
1997 – FJW
November Pink had a flower – seen by John Morley.
1994 – FJW
After a wet September, we are now enjoying a fortnight of Indian summer.
1945 – CW
Very little out. Cyclamen, Rho Yellow Hammer and a few Decorums. Camellia sasanqua – many have flowers. Lapagerias and fuchsias still nice. No frost.
1933 – JCW
I came home from the north. There has been a lot of rain after a big shortage.
1932 – JCW
I came home from the north, a very favourable summer and it looks as if magnolias and rhododendrons have a fair lot of buds. Clematis panniculata is very good indeed. Hydrangeas are nice, are not very blue.
Fuchsias for the first time are most excellent, they give us more colour and variety of colour than any other shrub.
1912 – JCW
I came from Scotland. Hydrangeas good, and so Solanum.. The flower of Rho auriculatum open and some R decorum and keysii. C corymbosa good, a few roses about.