2021 – CHW
A final grass cut in Kennel Close before the daffodil bulbs begin to emerge. A final tidy up before the spring. Perhaps the fifth time we have cut the grass here this year. Spot spraying also of nettles and cow parsley in Tin Garden.
The first flower on the Camellia ‘Noblissima’ by the front door. About the same as last year?
2019 – CHW
A day doing ‘topical tip’ videos with Karol for the Burncoose website.
We looked at this camellia covered in seeds a month ago. I do not think I have ever seen a small bush with so many ripe seeds. On opening though most have no seeds at all in the four chambers and a few had just one. All that effort by the bush with little end result. Very unusual though and quite pretty.
A new batch of conifers for planting out in Kennel Close. Mainly from Mark Bulk’s nurseries.Glyptostrobus pensilis ‘Woolly Mammoth’ certainly lives up to its name at this time of the year. A rare swamp cypress from China related to Taxodium.
Syringa emodii ‘Aureovariegata’ still with no sign of autumn. The prominent dark green centres of its leaves persist only on the leaves which are lower down the shrub.
Still plenty of flowers coming on Magnolia grandiflora as usual in November. In a mild winter there are at least some flowers for at least nine months.
2015 – CHW
There was no hurricane here but much of the autumn colour on the drive was indeed blown away in the largely overnight gales. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ has a few secondary flowers towards the Four in Hand which is not unusual at Christmas but perhaps it is in November.
2002 – FJW
Nov Pink well out and good flowers on Delavayi – wet November.
1988 – FJW
3 flowers on Nov Pink and 4 flowers on wall Mag delavayi – dry autumn.
1962 – FJW
Still very late.
1958 – FJW
Very late year. Picked one near open bud of November Pink, 2 flowers C oleifera and 1 flower Rho thomsonii. Have picked quite a lot of seed on Japonicas and 2 days ago picked seed of C reticulata. No magnolia seed this year – but 3 seeds of cleistocarpa – 1 of these fertile – and a lot on evergreen oak near Auklandii Garden below Falconeri.
1919 – JCW
Pond frozen for five days. The hardest autumn week we have seen for many years. The hydrangeas remain good.
1913 – JCW
Several coums open. Roses good. C sasanqua at Beech Walk in flower. One double white camellia open. Cynoglossum holds on. Lapagerias nice, several heaths. Clematis cirrhosa very good. Hammamelis nice. Iris stylosa open.
1910 – JCW
C sasanqua nice. E hybrida starting to open. Just a coum or two.
1908 – JCW
Iris stylosa good, C sasanqua fair. P megasoefolia late hardly a flower. Cassia good. Heaths have just begun. No coum yet. C neopolitanum nearly out of flowers, a lot of leaf on yet. Dahlias hardly touched.
1902 – JCW
Iris stylosa open, one flower. C sasanqua on the wall at its best. Primula megasoefolia good.
1897 – JCW
F Wilson shows, also Cyclamineus, Horsfieldii, and Nelsoni major, also M Hume and No 100 of 85.