8th February

…‘Mary Costa’ (full out) Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Prunus ‘Kursar’ in Kennel Close Prunus ‘Kursar’ Prunus ‘Kursar’ Prunus ‘Kursar’ Very attractive new growth, not seen…

13th February

…bholua ‘Sir Peter Smithers’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ – OUTSTANDING and a huge flower Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Mary Rose’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Ghost’ (absolutely pure white…

20th March

…Thomsoni hybrids hard, Mrs Butler hybrids just coming on. Princep Mary not open, not much colour yet. 1911 – JCW We are far from Princep Mary or Mag halleana. Argenteum…

6th March

…of flowers up the stems on some of the young Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary Rose’ in the nursery has to be seen to be believed and the scent! Daphne bhuloa ‘Mary

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….

3rd March

…the flowers are badly frosted 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…

25th January

…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 a…

18th January

Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia ‘Mary Costa’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Celebration’ (the darker sport from ‘Donation’) also nicely out. Camellia x williamsii ‘Celebration’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Celebration’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Charles…

17th January

…full out. Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Daphne bholua ‘Limpsfield’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ now full out by the side door. Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Jobson’ Camellia x…

19th February

…April New Zealander normally. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Then we have a few really nice camellias towards the Top Lodge: Camellia ‘Desire’ ‘Desire’ Camellia ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ ‘Mary-Phoebe Taylor’ Camellia ‘Spring Festival’ Camellia…