3rd January

…be poor in the rain but it stops mid morning. 2001 – FJW Still raining! 1933 – JCW Very little in flower, exception 8 Hamamelis mollis. Camellia speciosa, the early…

29th December

…and Nobleanum out also 3 or 4 of the Sutchuenense hybrids, bits of Yellow Hammer and Golden Oriole and Moupinense. Hamamelis only beginning. Camellia Double white been out 2 weeks…

7th December

…on Nobleanums on Drive. Turning colder. 1931 – JCW Hamamelis just showing colour just as in 1930. 1930 – JCW One Maddeni at the brown gate, one Roylei picked. Hamamelis

15th January

…open, nobleanums nice, some snowdrops, the white ribes should be out this coming week. Hamamelis remain very good. 1926 – JCW Snow and frost but not very bad yet, R…

26th January

…dead. The Saluensis Camellias all coming out again but no colour on any Rhodo. This frost harder than Dec 38 but plants not so soft. Hamamelis quite perfect and not…

23rd January

…Half a dozen 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,…

21st January

…irroratums with hairs show flowers for the first time. The first cyclamineus open. 1919 – JCW Hamamelis mollis very good indeed and so since Christmas. E darleyense very nice, nobleanum…

18th January

…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 just showing pink buds,…

17th January

Hamamelis. 1924 – JCW The best Rhodo’n after mucronulatum is R parvifolium, moupinense is nice, to C coums are fair, the hamamelis are going over whilst the Caucasicums have no…

13th January

…its very best. 1923 – JCW This follows a late cold and wet summer and not much is moving, but after the Hamamelis mollis and E darleyensis there is not…