30th October

FJ Williams Profile Picture
FJW 1955-2007
CH Williams Profile Picture
CHW 2015-
JC Williams Profile Picture
JCW 1897-1939
C Williams Profile Picture
CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

Plenty of side shoots growing well to take as cuttings next week from Schefflera pauciflora.

Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
Schefflera pauciflora
First flowers on the Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’ above the Auklandii Garden.
Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’
Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’
Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’
Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’

2016 – CHW
The English partridges have arrived at Tregirls Farm near Padstow as the start of our reintroduction project with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. There were five hand reared coveys of 12 to 18 birds each. They will be released in about a week but appear to have travelled well and settled in well. There is hope for the project.
English partridges
English partridges
English partridges
English partridges

2015 – CHW
In the clearing above the original Magnolia campbellii a tiny spring rises to create a boggy area where everything we have planted has quickly died from waterlogging; especially big leafed rhododendrons. The only thing which has worked here is what I think is Taxodium distichum ‘Pendens’ although it is billed as a 2006 planted metasequoia. I can find no reference to an obviously weeping form of metasequoia so must assume it is a taxodium. Anyway it has branched out into a splendid dome and will soon produce autumn colour so one to watch. It very clearly likes its bog with a few wild candelabra primulas nearby. There is no obvious leader to the tree and it is not like Taxodium d. ‘Nutans’.

Taxodium distichum ‘Pendens’
Taxodium distichum ‘Pendens’
Nearby I notice a wild collected form of Magnolia cylindrica from Eisenhut loaded with enormous seed pods which are much larger than the flowers photographed in the spring. Well worth collecting and growing. I doubt much energy for more flowers next year.
Magnolia cylindrica
Magnolia cylindrica
Magnolia cylindrica
Magnolia cylindrica

1999 – FJW
November Pink well out – taking 5 camellias to Garden Society Dinner.

1998 – FJW
House martins seen around the house – still very wet and stormy.

1995 – FJW
First perfect flower on Camellia High Hat – sasanquas fully out.

1928 – JCW
Sasanquas are opening. Colour on some of the Acer palmatums etc has been. The fruit on Berberis polyantha is very good. Neriiflorum on the steep bank is quite fair and has been for sometime. Lapagerias good. Some Magnolia delavayi’s are in flower.

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