16th July

…Romneya fair. Brunonis over. The following rhodo’s show bloom: maddeni, cinnabarinum, micranthum, fastigatum. 1911 – JCW L giganteum long over. R coulteri goodish. Wilson here and saw his Buddleias at…

10th July

…good Auriculatum hybrids. Didymum Rho good, also one Prophantum. Wet the last 3 weeks after a long dry spell. 1927 – JCW Only a few Giganteum but they are good….

1st May

…have moved them into the hottest part of the tunnel to bring them on more quickly. Trachelospermum Trachelospermum Flowers coming on the actinidias. Actinidia This Cardiocrinum giganteum has a huge…

10th December

…nursery bed extension in the Rookery. This site is sheltered and in partial shade and we know that it can grow rhododendrons well. Rhododendron giganteum once grew here and is…

6th April

…it is not a very big flower and the correct plant is probably next to the big new Sequoiadendron giganteum. RHODODENDRON arboreum (white) RHODODENDRON ‘Endslegh Pink’ RHODODENDRON edgeworthii The rhododendrons…

11th July

…JCW Returned from a month in Scotland. Roses going over but yet good, The Rambler. L giganteum. Brunonis roses are yet good. All daff seed, even Recurvas, has been picked….

14th July

…today. Flowers on Delavayi and Goliath. 1925 – JCW Giganteums were good but are over. Daff seeds all picked. Plagianthus hardly open yet R brunonis over nearly. Wilson’s Fortunei poor,…

7th July

…since 1915. 1920 – JCW All the above are over and I start for the Gott match tonight. 1917 – JCW Lilium giganteums start. Wilson’s Fortunei’s at their best, Lonicera…

17th July

…are showing bloom. Fuchsia are coming on well but ought to be much bigger to do their best. Eriogynum is very good. L giganteum is very nice indeed and so…

19th July

…now. No crop of discolor or of auriculation or of weyrichii. Decorum, Falconeri is just over, it is very late for some things. 1910 – JCW L giganteum nearly over….