26th April

…pink form of M kobus. It only really has a hint of pink in bud and you have to strain your eyes to see the pink in the tepals after…

11th March

…the earliest year) CJ Backhouse over, many coloured flat eyes open and Magnolia halleana (stellata) is good. The red ribes are opening, Berberis darwinii shows colour, Prunus pissardi is well…

23rd May

…yakushimanum ‘Koichiro Wada’ as their favourite. The president’s eyes say to me: ‘I haven’t really got time to introduce her to you, Charlie. Do you really mind?’. I smile and…

23rd March

…each other with very long faces and a tear or two in the eyes. Lockdown is coming nearer for all non-essential businesses. Burncoose had a ‘normal’ weekend with nearly 300…

11th April

…JCW Show Day. These were open and at it in good order – Weardale, Glory of Leiden. M plemp, 223, Golden Bell, Victoria, also many of our best saucer eyes,…

13th September

…– FJW Last corn cut and brought in – very wet from mid August – weeds very bad. 1971 – FJW David shot his first blackbird before my very eyes….