2018 – CHW
A second and rather different old white Camellia sasanqua is now just out. Different foliage, habit and flower shape.
A few other oddments on Burns Bank which I had totally forgotten.
The first rather pale single light pink Camellia sasanqua is now full out and rather fine in the sun.
2015 – CHW
Although the four new Liquidamber styraciflua varieties along Sinogrande Walk are not yet showing full colour I thought it interesting to look at them today in full sun. They are at different stages of their autumn show. All four were planted in 2008.
Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Oconee’ was bred in Oconee County, Georgia, USA. It has a dense shrubby habit and rounded ball like habit. Does best in full sun as here.
Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red Star’ has smaller leaves but an upright habit. Sadly the camera battery died before I could do this one justice but we will try again in a week or two.
1990 – FJW
George Henry Williams arrived into the world – heavy rain in evening.
1962 – FJW
Month of dry weather – poor year for Camellia seed.
1919 – JCW
It is very dry now and so deep in the ground. The hydrangeas are the best things. R decoum is good, some flower on many rhodo’s. A very fine autumn and summer, the old men say the finest in their lives.
1917 – JCW
All things are late this year, some corn out on the Barton now. Clematis panniculata is very good, and there is one lovely maple in the Drive.
1913 – JCW
Camellia sasanqua started a week ago, R lutescens is opening. Various R auriculatums, R primulinum, bits of R racemosum etc. Berberis bealei is dying. A daff or two moving in the pans.
1907 – JCW
Several two year old white Nar King Arthur blood are up. Belladonnas not properly open.
1901 – JCW
Two seedlings through pans 308 and one through 311. Some Sternbergias are out.
1897 – JCW
I see daffs Polyanthus and Maximus above ground. C europeum very good. An odd flower of Coum, the leaves of the Crocus imperati. Sternbergia lutea at its best.
(Handwritten note attached to page, dated 21st May 1932)
I put yellow Maddeni hybrid on the whole of hard and honey yellow Roylei.
Additional note: I picked the seed in October 1934.