8th February

…been out for some days. 1934 – JCW Lutescens is very good, Conradinae is just opening, Mucronulatum is very nice, not one daff showing yellow. 1933 – JCW Things looking…

19th March

…Borlase’ In the rain: Rhododendron fargesii full out. Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron lutescens just emerging. Rhododendron lutescens 2018 – CHW More heavy snow overnight. About 4-5in. The main A30…

5th March

…– JCW Very few daffs open, R praecox very good – no Magnolias show bloom. Rho sutchuenense is in flower, Rho lutescens is quite fine, cold and all.1932 – JCW…

13th February

…Garden Diary page) [Out presumably on this day] Rhodo’s – Sulfureum, Lutescens, Bayleyi, Davidsonianum, Irroratum, Dahuricum semp’s, Mucronulatum, Racemosum, Scabrifolium, Ririei, Quinquefolium, Moupinense, Thomsonii, Barbatum, Obtusum, Parvifolium, Rubiginosum.1915 – JCW…

30th January

…at its best – several Reticulata species good. Crocus, snowdrops and hundreds of wild primroses. 1931 – JCW Lutescens and Ririei give flowers. Cyclamineus give no colour yet. 1926 –…

2nd March

…and R moupinense in some cases, also lutescens and so Thomsonii x Arboreum. The Argenteums are bulging their buds well.1917 – JCW The first Nar cyclamineus opens. Moupinense at its…

23rd January

…the Orchard, many crimson scarlet hybrids show colour, R irroratum is opening. R scabrifolium, lutescens, baileyi, two forms of dahuricum – moupinense, several Caucasicums, a bit of Oreodoxa, some Rubiginosum…

18th January

…Rhodo’s as 1928. Some Moupinense and Lutescens at their best, Hamamelis still good, also some Rho mucronulatum. Speciosa on wall open at the top wall. Hybrids some covered with flower….

27th February

…Some Lutescens good, also Ririei, Hookeri and others. Even one bit of Augustinii. Mrs Butlers and Blood Reds good, some Crossbill well out. Golden Oriole coming out and a lot…

24th February

…holds this year as it did last year, several Sutchuenense hybrid blooms are open and more to come. Rho lutescens is nice in particular one of the cut back plants….