15th February

…on one of the Michelia doltsopa. Michelia doltsopa Michelia doltsopa First forsythia flowers out. We had some secondary flowering on this plant in the autumn as we saw then. forsythia

24th December

…white (Engine House), and a few speciosa hybrids. Cam sasanqua nearly over. Rho mucronulatum very good. Also a Sutchuenense hybrid above Rookery. Some lapagerias and fuschias. Odd bits of forsythia

10th February

…well open. Made my first cross mon x min. 1902 – JCW Heavy snow three inches everywhere. 1897 – JCW Forsythia is out, snowdrops going back, several Caerhays single opening….

30th July

…from Penrice Castle) Cornus kousa ‘Xanthocarpa’ (yellow fruits – very rare) Deutzia pulchra (wild collected and given to us originally by Roy Lancaster) Forsythia mandschurica (no idea but dwarf?) Hydrangea…