2019 – CHW
The first Michelia doltsopa is now showing colour: The first flowers have appeared on large plants which were planted out in 2010 when they were about four to five years old anyway. Frost is forecast for next week so this may be the last we see of them.
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Aureomarginatus’ is making a nice show amid the showers. Not a bad ornamental plant for a dark corner. Here it is being enveloped by a podocarpus.
After the wind a huge array of flowers on the ground below the unnamed Camellia x williamsii outside the front gate. Plenty still on the clump though and many more buds to come. I see that this is now a Tree Register ‘record tree’!
The unusual New Zealand Fuchsia exorticatica is more or less full out with its odd and rather hidden green and purple flowers protruding from the stems. A spring flowerer normally.
2008 – FJW
Continues mild. Front door Nobilissima fully out. Saw first daff. Snowdrops out for Sunday.2001 – FJW
Coldish. South – South East wind but dry for last 5 days.1989 – FJW
Very mild indeed – snowdrops out and mucronulatum excellent.1987 – FJW
Very cold weather persists – 12° F Frost out of the wind. Rhodos look awful and Lapageria.
1966 – FJW
Cold spell started.
1961 – FJW
Flower open on George Blandford.
1959 – FJW
Frost 4°. Easterly gales starting. Snow and ice replaced by rain. Camellias very backward.