3rd October

…more light. second fire The latest beech tree to come down (today) has a colony of wild black bees who are decidedly displeased at events. Ross will ring an apiarist…

28th February

…Isla Rose Plantation sign is up. Isla Rose Plantation sign An old honeycomb dug out, presumably, by crows from a wild bees nest. Perhaps squirrels but would they not have…

31st July

…Off to Busy Bees fairly awful garden centre in the rain. Crammed with coach loads. Verbena rigida may be one for Clare to look for when buying new herbaceous plants…

8th July

…turbine wind turbine 2015 – CHWTo Buzy Bees Garden Centre on a photography mission and to try to find worthwhile and popular ‘new’ plants for next year’s Burncoose catalogue. Huge…

19th April

…Charles Lemon’ which it probably is not. Sir Charles has a white flower according to the reference books but strong and dense indumentum on the undersides of the leaf as…

17th April

…a bit irregular and greenish. Nowhere near as good as ‘Yellow Fever’ or ‘Lemon Star’ which we saw in the last week. Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ Magnolia ‘Sunburst’ The pinkish Rhododendron sinogrande…

26th April

…+x, lutescens +, fargesii + -,caucasicum (2 forms of yellow) +, sinovirgatum +, neriiflorum +, argenteum + -, Sir C Lemon +, arboreum + – , barbatum + – ,…

12th October

…panniculata good. 1904 – JCW Returned from Scotland, have been away for 3 months. The Lithospermum of Sir Francis is the best thing out. Solanums, woodwardias, cassias, musas, lemon plant…

30th April

…Garden. 1911 – JCW A few daffs to come. Montana rubra ⅓ open. Indian Arboreums at their best. Auklandii’s a few open. Sir C Lemon going over. Big recurvas poet…

16th April

…Dad’s 90th Party Dad’s 90th Party Dad’s 90th Party Dad’s 90th Party Dad’s 90th Party The flowers in the Dining Room included: Magnolia ‘Peachy’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Black Beauty’…