2nd July

…lot of roses open, Anna Alexis an easy first, but they are old plants, Abelia floribunda very good. Several daffs not dead yet. No Nigra’s [bamboo] over 3 feet high….

2nd March

…France and the 11 new bamboo species also from France mainly into Kennel Close. No time to plant them all today and it will need several more days to complete…

1st June

…and G Spur. A bad season for the May, now at its best,. No waterlilies yet. Few of the bamboo doing much. Edgeworthii coming on. Dalhousi and Auklandii just at…

14th April

…urgently needed. 1958 – FJW Still cold. Things held back and coming slowly. Best things are Calophytum by George’s Hut and Big Red in Bamboo clump at end of 40…

23rd June

…or two Harrow hybrids, a Mikado and an orange azalea or so are all of that family open, with the Maddeni x cinnabarinum lot. Bamboo henonis is just starting. 1915…

7th April

…rakiensis. Hebe rakiensis Hebe rakiensis Prunus ‘Matsumae Akathu Kinokana’ Prunus ‘Matsumae Akathu Kinokana’ Prunus ‘Matsumae Akathu Kinokana’ (Bamboo) Chusquea couleou nicely pruned to show off its stems properly. Chusquea couleou…

28th October

Bamboo 51 ½ ft high. Very bad storms. Camellia sasanqua very nice. 1939 JCW Been very dry for almost 2 months with one wet spell. Fuchsias still untouched. Eucryphias cordifolia…

15th July

…about. 1898 – JCW No real start in [bamboo] Nitida yet. Many seedlings planted in the new ground, say one third. Everlasting peas open. Put in from 207 to 218,…