2018 – CHW
Sorbus forrestii by the Top Lodge. This plant was given to us by Trevor Green in 2003.
Good yellow colouring on Halesia carolina above the Auklandii Garden.
Just look and wonder at this lot as a comparison of wonderful colour:Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Leopard’ – stunning form.
Compare these to the show today of the cotinus varieties in the nursery:Cotinus coggygria – who would not grow this for autumn colour!
2015 – CHW
Two more sarcococcas out (or nearly out) in the Auklandii Garden. Both are less well known species in UK gardens and undeservedly so.
Sarcococca wallichii has a strong and not unpleasant smell with large flowers by sarcococca standards. Planted in 2008 it looks to be taller growing than other species and seems to like shade as here. Eventually four to five feet in height I would guess.
Sarcococca orientalis was a Roy Lancaster introduction in 1980. It has an attractive domed and compact habit which makes it a good small garden plant for a shady site. Not really a Caerhays type plant atall but none the worse for that. I think Roy gave it to us in 2006.
2001 – FJW
Thomas Williams arrived in the world.
1968 – FJW
Nov Pink flower picked.
1961 – FJW
Poppet died [Pekinese].
1950 – CW
Camellia oleifera picking for house otherwise as 10 days ago.
1924 – JCW
(Election Day). A long continued shower began in April not finished yet. No Sasanquas open, not many hybrids. Hydrangeas good.
1923 – JCW
Great rains this month and winds but after the hard summer of 1921 some ground is quite dry. 4 big old Argenteums are killed by it.
1922 – JCW
Three weeks of dry, cold winds and now snow. No planting so far.
1921 – JCW
The ground remains too dry to plant and has been since May. Roses and lapagerias are nice. So far the autumn colours have not come.
1907 – JCW
A Camellia sasanqua is just open, a fair lot of roses, many lapagerias, ¾ of the cyclamen, some are over. Very heavy rains for weeks on most days, some corn cut in Wendron now.
1905 – JCW
Two or three Cam sasanqua’s open, one (M x jonq) seedling up in the pans, the rain began two days ago.
1904 – JCW
Camellia sasanqua well out, some nice roses. Lapagerias and solanums good. It remains very fine up to now and dry.