2019 – CHW
Camellia ‘Show Girl’ (Camellia reticulata Cornelian (‘Damanao’) x Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’) is growing away happily here by Lower Rookery Path and full of bloom today. I stand by what I said the other day when looking at the small plants in the greenhouse. Very good for November!
The team have been pulling ivy from around dead or cut back plants. Here a Pinus radiata seedling amid the leaf litter exposed after the ivy has been pulled.
Another historic plant has bitten the dust. Quite when it fell over, unnoticed, is not clear but it had obviously rotted at the base.
Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’ has dropped most of its leaves but what are left are a brilliant yellow and beyond compare today by Georges Hut. The nearby planting of a new clump of Rhododendron williamsianum is finally getting going. They are far too close together really. There are fully grown, full flower pictures of Rhododendron williamsianum on the Burncoose website.
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.