The Magnolia globosa seed pod has been collected but just look at the bronze indumentum left covering next year’s leaf bud. This is the best form of this species which came from Nigel Holman’s plant at Chyverton.
Quercus buckleyi has nice autumn colours but note that the secondary new growth is still green and growing. It was last December as well.
I sold two Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ to a shooting guest on the strength of this 20 to 25 year old tree this week. When I got there today most of the leaves had fallen which is no great surprise. The ground is still however covered in red.
The first daffodil bulbs on the drive have crept above ground. I saw them a week ago but forgot to photograph them until now. About on time or about a fortnight early? Need to check back.
No flower yet on Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ but it will not be long.
2015 – CHW
The last of the Camellia sasanquas along the castle wall is now full out. It is the upright growing single white one. All the others still have a flower or two left but are largely now over.
1997 – FJW
Flash flood at Polgooth and London Apprentice. Our valley badly flooded.
1994 – FJW
Very warm for 3 weeks – flowers on Camellia noblissima by front door and Rho mucronulatum. November Pink very well out.
1990 – FJW
Picked flower of Camellia japonica on Old Park – cold after 2 ½ days of rain. Daffs on move.
1965 – FJW
Very wet period for 3 days.
1931 – JCW
Picked the first Maddeni x two days ago. C sasanqua could yet bits of say 12 species of rhodo. Lonicera halleana been good for two months.
1912 – JCW
Daffs moving slowly, a very nice lot of roses. C sasanqua has been poor.
1907 – JCW
Two year old daffs are up, plenty of them, hardly any yearlings, a few grown-ups. Some roses are hanging on well. C sasanqua a few flowers. Coums just to swear by.