2023 – CHW
Callicarpa shirasawanum with berries and autumn colour.
2022 – CHW
Rhododendron quinquefolium ‘Five Arrows’ with good autumn colour. I had not spotted this before.
2021 – CHW
Sweet chestnut fruits low down on a tree with very small seeds. This has not stopped a squirrel making a pile of eaten ones.
2020 – CHW
Quercus x schuettii ‘Silver Shadow’ putting on a nice autumn show in the frames.
Podocarps aplenty on several bushes above Hovel Cart Road.
The Cornwall construction industry training awards dinner at St Mellion golf club – KPK are awarded ‘builder of the year’. The less said about the ‘dinner’ the better!
Only one unripe seed pod on the young Magnolia globosa. Probably its first ever and well worth Asia collecting in a couple of weeks. This magnolia species flowers in May to June so you would expect the seed to mature a little later than other species which flower much earlier in the year.
2015 – CHW
A new Chinese species to Caerhays awaits planting next spring. Liquidamber acalycina only came to the UK in the early 1980s. It has easily recognisable large three lobed leaves but the autumn colour is still a bit hard to interpret. Said to be a very hardy and vigorous species which will need plenty of room in Kennel Close. Perhaps this liquidamber does not have exciting autumn colour? Time will tell.
1997 – FJW
Housemartins still here.
1959 – FJW
Flower full out on Camellia November Pink.
1950 – CW
Returned today from a very wet season at Glenquoich, same here and a bad harvest. Very good growing season. Yellow Hammer, Auriculatum and one Maddeni a lot of flowers, also Mag grandiflora. Camellia sasanqua outside stables past best. Others becoming nice. Cyclamen and fuchsias very good also lapagerias. Some daffodils up Sol d’Or on terrace 3 inches high.
1934 – JCW
Much as in 1933. Just as in 1933 and there is hardly a flower anywhere.
1933 – JCW
Hydrangea suffered from the lack of rain. Except on Mag delavayi and grandiflora. There are very few blooms. Cyclamen nice.
1931 – JCW
Back from Scotland, a very warm autumn, very little flower except fuchsias and lapagerias.
1919 – JCW
Good flowers on Mag delavayi and grandiflora very good. Hoheria is nice, very few rho’s open. Hydrangeas good, the cyclamen very good. Plants look fair in spite of no rain for August and September. No camellias show yet.
1928 – JCW
Magnolia delavayi has several nice flowers open. Clematis panniculata is good. Camellia sasanqua starts.
1923 – JCW
Very little flower bud on most rhodo’s. 3 big Argenteums dead. No camellias open. No Ericas but mauriana. A few lapagerias , one maddeni in flower a little.
1909 – JCW
No seedlings up in the pans. C panniculata and cyclamen very good. Solanum and lapagerias fair.
1905 – JCW
No seedling daffs up yet in pans or beds, excepting Polyanthus. No frost to cut things yet.