22nd May

…have just caught the best Azaleas, that is the deciduous ones. Magnolia wilsoni is at its best. 1917 – JCW C m rubra about out. R yunnanense is good in…

7th September

…Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa dichotoma Pittosporum undulatum…

20th May

…Visitor laid an EGG in Maurices suite (George Blandfords bedroom). 1909 – JCW R roylei nice, C montana rubra good, bluebells nearly at the top, Montana ¾ of its best….

28th July

…camellia flower but nothing found today. Need to look for Camellia mathotiana varieties in full shade to have a chance but it has probably been just too hot in June/July…

21st June

…macrophylla – Mag sieboldii. Camellia mathotiana alba in two places flower vase worthy. A good soak yesterday. 1986 – FJW The heaviest 24 hrs of rain I have seen –…

22nd January

…on a pace – a great deal of Rhodo but magnolias not all that forward. 1954 – CW First Magnolia campbellii full out – many double Camellias as Mathotiana. Double…

21st May

…Viburnum plicatum and Sappho the two best things. Thomsoni pink coming, white going, Waterer’s good. 1910 – JCW A fair lot of May. Bluebells at their best. C montana rubra

30th April

…Garden. 1911 – JCW A few daffs to come. Montana rubra ⅓ open. Indian Arboreums at their best. Auklandii’s a few open. Sir C Lemon going over. Big recurvas poet…

23rd May

…forms of Magnolia conspicua are excellent. Mag nicholsiana is about the best of the family. 1909 – JCW Mrs Butler is very good. Auklandii’s on the turn, C montana rubra

6th May

…Oarbiculare are very good indeed. 1911 – JCW Bardon just open some, Clematis m rubra half open, ⅔ of the cushion iris, ½ Campylocarpum, white Thomsonii going over, R keysii…