2018 – CHW
Tree fern seedlings developing in the moss at the base of an elderly sweet chestnut tree.
A trip to Forty Acre Wood to inspect the biggest Schefflera macrophylla. Some leaves dropping and all the seeds have shed from the flower stalk already. This really is a huge and impressive plant.
This is the first primrose out on the bank opposite the front door. I saw it a week ago first. No others yet showing.
2015 – CHW
Christmas Eve – still in bed with splitting headache.
Camellias as 1977. Very mild indeed for time of year. Supposed to be a 50°F xmas.1977 – FJW
Williamsii well out. Pink Saluenensis by Gunroom in flower. George Blandford ¼ out very early. Wet year to date with gales. Many big rhodo’s and magnolias seem to have decided to live after 1976 drought.1962 – FJW
10 degrees frost beginning of cold spell and easterly gales.
1941 – CW
Camellias out – oleifera, double white (Engine House), and a few speciosa hybrids. Cam sasanqua nearly over. Rho mucronulatum very good. Also a Sutchuenense hybrid above Rookery. Some lapagerias and fuschias. Odd bits of forsythia and hamamelis.