2019 – CHW
Another Sorbus gonggashanica in Kennel Close with more developed and larger fruits than the one we looked at a week or so ago.
More pottering about in Kennel Close.Aesculus woerlitzensis has a few seed/conker pods swelling away. Asia may have grown some from seed last year.
Seed hunting in Kennel Close.Second flowers on Magnolia ‘Yakeo’. This seems to be normal as we have three youngish plants all flowering again hard!
We travel to look at magnolias in Old Park and Forty Acres and are in for a few nice surprises: Magnolia sieboldii still has tail end flowers although there are seed pods set and turning a ripe pink on the same young plant. Extraordinary.
Two young clumps of Rhododendron ‘Blue Tit’ have secondary autumn flowers which are sparse but still attractive albeit a much paler colour than in the spring. This brings our tally of second time flowering rhodos to four with plenty of time for more.
A good crop of seeds on Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ which are worth harvesting since the plant grows alongside a nice clump of wild form Camellia reticulatas (?1931 planting) one of which is as near red as any I have seen. I have an article on Burncoose about propagating Camellia seeds.
1991 – FJW
All harvest in – yield as good as we have ever had.
1989 – FJW
Still very very dry and no rain forecast. Bad weather has come from north over Scotland and peetered out.
1978 – FJW
All grain in – yield good.
1968 – FJW
All grain in.
1967 – FJW
Charles had first shots with airgun at a tin – 2 hits / 3.
1964 – FJW
Definite signs of drought – young firs (1 by Green Gate, 1 Penvergate) seem dead. Leaf ripped off magnolias – Soulangeana Penvergate (furthest plant) has many flowers.