16th June

…‘Bodnant’ or Carpenteria ‘Elizabeth’ really. Flower size a bit and perhaps hardiness? Carpenteria californica ‘Ladhams Variety’ Carpenteria californica ‘Ladhams Variety’ Iris siberica ‘Butter and Sugar’ is quite nice but a…

5th February

…unguicularis flowering away in the nursery. One forgets how impressive this species is. Iris unguicularis Iris unguicularis Ribes laurifolium now full out. In tight bud a week ago. Ribes laurifolium…

9th October

…1903 – JCW Not been to Scotland. The first Iris Stylosa open some days ago, first Camellia sasanqua today. Mikado, Ingoa, Cassia good and so cyclamen. Some Iris alata open….

5th June

…School Room window. Do not remember it being there before? Iris douglasiana Iris douglasiana Then to Burncoose. Ruta waters her admirable tunnel full of newly potted camellia liners (9cm) into…

3rd June

…Here 15 young steers enjoy themselves. steers They do not touch much except the grass. grass And have left the yellow iris alone. Presumably the taste of iris was not…

11th May

…bottle brush. Callistemon phoeniceus Orthrosanthus polystachus – a ‘sort of’ iris. Orthrosanthus polystachus Gastrolobium celsianum – pea shaped flowers. Gastrolobium celsianum Dryandra praemorsa – presumably protea family. Dryandra praemorsa A…

7th October

…have been fine. The three roses nice. Solanum very good. The big group of Hydrangeas are good. Panniculata very nice. 1906 – JCW Returned from Scotland, all but the Iris

24th November

Iris stylosa nice, Iris alata very good. Camellia sasanqua quite fine. Many daff seedlings of all ages show up in the pans etc, most of them have cyclamineus, maximus, polyanthus…

12th February

…looking superb in the nursery today despite even more frequent heavy showers. Erica erigena ‘Irish Dusk’ Erica erigena ‘Irish Dusk’ Erica erigena ‘Irish Dusk’ Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ Erica…

11th July

…attractive colour. Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ with dark brownish leaves and contrasting bright flowers. Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Iris hookeri…