4th July

…years ago. The new bamboo glade with many little-known species is taking hold. Yes there is a spring section to the garden here but the South African plantings are outstanding…

2nd July

…Anna Alexis an easy first, but they are old plants, Abelia floribunda very good. Several daffs not dead yet. No Nigra’s [bamboo] over 3 feet high. 1900 – JCW Romneya…

14th April

…soak urgently needed. 1958 – FJW Still cold. Things held back and coming slowly. Best things are Calophytum by George’s Hut and Big Red in Bamboo clump at end of…

15th July

…little in the hard wood way about. 1898 – JCW No real start in [bamboo] Nitida yet. Many seedlings planted in the new ground, say one third. Everlasting peas open….

28th October

…Decorum or its hybrids. Mag officinalis fell down on 26th behind big Fastuosum Bamboo 51 ½ ft high. Very bad storms. Camellia sasanqua very nice. 1939 JCW Been very dry…

10th November

…view across the top lake. top lake Phyllostachys edulis as a young plant in the new bamboo plantation. Phyllostachys edulis Thamnocalamus crassinodus developing well. Thamnocalamus crassinodus Thamnocalamus crassinodus A young…

7th April

…Prunus ‘Matsumae Akathu Kinokana’ Prunus ‘Matsumae Akathu Kinokana’ (Bamboo) Chusquea couleou nicely pruned to show off its stems properly. Chusquea couleou Chusquea couleou Acer negundo ‘Kellys Gold’ with flower and…

23rd June

…of that family open, with the Maddeni x cinnabarinum lot. Bamboo henonis is just starting. 1915 – JCW Azalea Mikado and R micranthum with the Ponticums in the shade are…

1st June

…bad season for the May, now at its best,. No waterlilies yet. Few of the bamboo doing much. Edgeworthii coming on. Dalhousi and Auklandii just at their best, also Azaleas,…

20th April

…The second species of bamboo in flower this week! Pseudosasa japonica Pseudosasa japonica Pseudosasa japonica Pseudosasa japonica 2019 – CHW More cold east wind and then heavy rain which the…