7th December

…– been out for two weeks. Oleifera quite good considering the hard winter last year. Just beginning to get flower on Nobleanums on Drive. Turning colder. 1931 – JCW Hamamelis

4th January

…and Hamamelis. A few Sutchuenense hybrids. A good pink one in beech walk best. Frost has cut an odd early Rho Thompsonii but not scarlets which are beginning. Camellias taliensis…

18th January

…Some Moupinense and Lutescens at their best, Hamamelis still good, also some Rho mucronulatum. Speciosa on wall open at the top wall. Hybrids some covered with flower. Cam reticulata species…

17th January

…very well since before Christmas day. The double white Camellia has been nice since Christmas day and so the Hamamelis. 1924 – JCW The best Rhodo’n after mucronulatum is R…

21st January

…JCW Hamamelis mollis very good indeed and so since Christmas. E darleyense very nice, nobleanum fair. One very nice moupinense. I picked some Blood Red hybrids and some Sutchuenense, Lutescens…

23rd January

…flowers on Cam reticulata Mary Williams fully out. First red cup in Tin Garden. 1923 – JCW Hamamelis going over, first Caerhays daff open in the Orchard, many crimson scarlet…

15th January

…above drive. Snowdrops good. 1928 – JCW Just as in 1926. Erica hybrida is ¼ open, nobleanums nice, some snowdrops, the white ribes should be out this coming week. Hamamelis

26th January

…plants not so soft. Hamamelis quite perfect and not touched. 1930 – JCW Much as on January 27th 1924 but more C speciosa in, H mollis over but H Arborea…

29th January

…behind 28. Forrest’s Camellias are the best flowers after the passing of the Hamamelis. 4 hardish frosts. 1928 – JCW Later than 27 for Daffs, but many Rhodo’n hybrids and…

13th December

…Camellia oleifera opens. One Thea forrestii. Some nice flowers of Roylei, fair of Learsiae. Hamamelis just starting. Mucronulatum open. Darleyense some flowers. 1924 – JCW Hamamelis mollis are opening and…