11th September

…Scotland for one day. The cyclamen are wonderful. Hoheria with a narrow leaf is nice. Roses good. Eucryphia cordifolia good but needs more sun. Odds and ends of rhodo’s open….

20th August

…the Auklandii Garden Cordifolia looks well from front door. Rho auriculatum going over but many of the white hybrids at their best. Magnolia delavayi, grandiflora and grandiflora var Goliath all…

30th August

…going over but lots for the house still. Fuchsias at their best and been good for six weeks. Eucryphia nymansensis just past best. Big Cordifolia well out on top. A…

28th October

…for almost 2 months with one wet spell. Fuchsias still untouched. Eucryphias cordifolia and bilidari still have flowers. Cyclamen and lapagerias good. Enkianthus in Auklandii garden fine colour. Camellia sasanqua…

6th October

…chengii C. cordifolia C. tunganii C. sinensis assamica C. strictoclada (C. strictocarpa?) C. oleifera – East China C. vietnamensis C. minor C. bailingschanica (two forms with different coloured flowers) 2020…

6th March

…albosinensis Betula pendula ssp. populifolis Betula x caerulea Betula pendula ssp. szechuanica Betula cordifolia Betula mandschurica Betula utilis ssp. utilis Betula ‘Greyswood Hill’ (a Betula ermanii clone) Betula ‘Greyswood Ghost’…

6th August

…Lyonia ovalifolia Lyonia ovalifolia Lyonia ovalifolia 1940 – CW Aunt Charlotte to tea, she saw Eucryphia nymansensis at its best – pinnatifolia past but not over – cordifolia just coming…