2019 – CHW
The sasanqua camellias have arrived from France for Beatrice’s christening planting at the entrance to the Old Park probably in February 2020. There may be a chance to get these in the ground shortly. Most of the
flowers have been shaken off or damaged in transit but more buds to come. Exciting new things for the garden!
Sorbus splendens – leaflets in 4-6 pairs equal at base, fruits dark orangeSorbus sargentiana – leaflets in 4-7 pairs with pale hairs below, fruits orange (not how the
third picture shows the leaves)
Sorbus wilsoniana – leaflets in 7-9 pairs, glabious but pale in colour below, fruits red. (ie the second 2 pictures featured here – PERHAPS! but search also for earlier pictures of fruit of this species in the diary)
I am not allowed to copy the IDS yearbook but you can see more details of these 3 species (without being and IDS member) on their website.
Cotoneaster moupinensis with large black fruits. The first time we have seen these on a young plant.
2017 – CHW
Another clump of Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ full out by Georges Hut.
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.