23rd May

…Fever’ Three groups of my father’s rhododendron hybrids which Jaimie will have to interpret. Rhododendron hybrids Rhododendron hybrids Rhododendron hybrids Rhododendron hybrids Rhododendron hybrids Rhododendron hybrids I had forgotten that…

28th February

…in the Auklandii Garden. Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Narcissus cyclamineus seedlings and hybrids Narcissus…

4th May

…rhododendron hybrids (not on the planting plans but I see several batches dotted about). This too is well worth a proper name with its pink edging. rhododendron hybrids rhododendron hybrids

10th April

…excepting a few last poets. The white Auklandii hybrids are at their best, the Orbiculare hybrids are very good. No frost as yet to do real harm. Prunus caloneura is…

16th February

…flower later and are pink. I have not seen these in flower for decades and missed them the last two years also. Quite a miss! rhododendron hybrids rhododendron hybrids rhododendron…

10th May

…in flower, some very nice Azaleas about. Kingsbridge hybrids good. Things belonging to rhodo’s are on the wane. 1926 – JCW Auklandii and Arboreum hybrids are all over. Decorum are…

5th March

…Magnolia kobus one is well open, Magnolia denudata Wilson never better, Barbatums good, Rhodo red hybrids good, Sutchuenense hybrids in Beech Walk remarkable, over 70 species of Rhodo’ show flower,…

6th March

…to track and identify. Another group of my father’s hybrids Another group of my father’s hybrids The group of five are all different and one has a hint of pink….

22nd March

…out. Camellia hybrids very good also Reticulata species and Lady Clare. Rhodo sutchuenense hybrids and reds at their best, red Auklandii coming. Lutescens very good. Most daffodils out. 1924 –…

30th March

…Magnolia ‘Sibylle’ The ancient Magnolia soulangeana at the end of Penvergate are still a good show. Magnolia soulangeana Some of Dad’s hybrids are also performing well. Dad’s hybrids Dad’s hybrids