19th October

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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

First flowers out on Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’
Excellent red autumn colour on Rhododendron cumberlandense.
Rhododendron cumberlandense
Rhododendron cumberlandense
Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’ just out as well. A good covering of flower this year but the other three varieties alongside are not showing yet.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Winters Snowman’

2016 – CHW
Jaimie took this picture of the last flowers on a plant of Indigofera yunnanense growing above Hovel Cart Road. A rather more decisive colour than other indigofera varieties which can be rather pale and insipid. We looked at another new species in the greenhouse recently (Indigofera howellii).
Indigofera yunnanense
Indigofera yunnanense
Bergenia ‘Sunningdale’ flowering absurdly early on the lawn by the tower with full leaf still on the plant. The flower is actually almost over.
Bergenia ‘Sunningdale’
Bergenia ‘Sunningdale’
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’ has, for the first time, small round yellow quinces which are already starting to drop. They are well hidden in the low growing shrub and not yet smelling unpleasant.
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Geisha Girl’
Symphoricarpos albus has clusters of white ‘snowberries’ on the lawn although in full shade here. My mother made us dig these up as children but quite a clump has survived her efforts.
Symphoricarpos albus
Symphoricarpos albus
Symphoricarpos albus
Symphoricarpos albus

2015 – CHWSome flowers today! On Burns Bank Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter Snowman’ has sprung out in a week from when I last passed by. One of nine different sasanquas planted here in 1999 this is the only one showing. By sasanqua standards a very large double flower.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter Snowman’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter Snowman’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter Snowman’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter Snowman’
Schima wallichii (or perhaps it is Schima khasiana?) is about to become the best thing in the garden. I have planted several species including Schima argentea and do not see that much difference in the three species which are supposedly identifiable. This is an older ?1950s plant which most probably came from Trewithen gardens originally. Their huge clump will be a sight soon and set seed which ours never have to my knowledge.
Schima wallichii
Schima wallichii
Schima wallichii
Schima wallichii
Schima wallichii
Schima wallichii

1994 – FJW
Dry spell came to an end.

1931 – JCW
Poor lot of rhodo’n flower bud. Fuchsia, lapagerias, hydrangea are all our flowers except cyclamen.

1925 – JCW
Clematis cirrhosa a few flowers. C panniculata is excellent. Delavayi and Decorum good. Haematodes also good and one Maddeni in the 40 Acres. Cyclamen are going back. A great set of flower bud on most rhodo’s. Roses nice, one bed renewed after 15-20 years. Shall put in General McArthur.

1908 – JCW
Clematis cirrhosa is very good.

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