22nd March

…are some from Carolyn Townsend which were planted around six to eight years ago; and Simon Trudgeon sends a picture of his, possibly, ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ growing in Bristol. From Carolyn…

8th May

…Lilac going back, Azaleas are very nice. Tubergens Iris are all over. 1911 – JCW Auklandii very good indeed, not quite its best, M rubra nearly at its best, 481…

22nd May

…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 the big beds….

20th May

…and dry. 1981 – FJW Visitor laid an EGG in Maurices suite (George Blandfords bedroom). 1909 – JCW R roylei nice, C montana rubra good, bluebells nearly at the top,…

30th April

…double out in Tin 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…

30th May

…but passing. C montana rubra over, Dalhousi passing, Bardon over, sweet scented Soulangeana hybrids nice. 1905 – JCW Viburnum plicatum, later Azaleas coming on, no outside seed picked yet. The…

6th May

rubra half open, ⅔ of the cushion iris, ½ Campylocarpum, white Thomsonii going over, R keysii very good. Auklandii ⅓ open. 1903 – JCW Picked a bunch of I Pavonia…

5th May

…of it. Clematis montana rubra is good. Tubergans Iris have 40 to 50 blooms. Maples are good, some roses open, a few very late daffs to open yet. 1900 –…

24th May

…and so Sappho hybrids. Calendulaceum is about opening. 1910 – JCW Just as in 1908. Viburnum just starting – C montana rubra gone. Maples over ripe. P pulverulenta very good,…

23rd May

…on the turn, C montana rubra going, Roylei very good, sweet scented azaleas are nice. 1907 – JCW Auklandii’s going back fast. Mrs Butler opening. R roylei is very good….