4th February

…too windy. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ 2004 – FJW Bishop Peter shows colour.2002 – FJW A week of storms and heavy rain – though…

19th February

…Lodge: Camellia ‘Desire’ ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ ‘Spring Festival’ Opposite them is an ancient clump of Leujocum aestivum already in flower. The…

3rd March

…or blown to the ground. Not all is lost! There are many more buds to come out yet. ‘Mary Jobson’ ‘Mary Jobson’ The Daphne bholua has been battered but may…

10th April

Mary saw the first swallow. 1901 – JCW Bob saw the first swallow. 1900 – JCW Griflamme open one flower, and nearly all the Princep Mary has the pollen out….

25th January

…March. Nevertheless in the camellia shelter belt below Burns Bank I notice the first flowers on: Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Debbie’ Camellia ‘Debbie’ Both…

26th December

…bits of rhodo’s. 1917 – JCW Mary, May, PM and I at Werrington for the third time and 41 children being very cold indeed. Here Mucronulatum and Hamamelis mollis are…

31st December

…williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ now full out and slightly scented today. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ The paler form of Camellia saluenensis is now full out…

22nd May

…exhibitors ‘tent’. Mrs Williams and Mrs Clarke Mary Berry and a BBC producer using our stand for filming. I have met Mary before and she is exceptionally pleasant. Mary Berry…

15th March

…a few P Mary. 1913 – JCW A few reticulata, and bad ones, open. We have nearly reached the poets in daffodils. Ciliatums going over, the best white Arboreum is…

2nd February

…around. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ (scented) full out now by the side door. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ Camellia x williamsii…