11th July

…an attractive colour. Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ with dark brownish leaves and contrasting bright flowers. Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’ Iris

9th November

…1926 – JCW C sasanqua are and have been nice. Lapagerias good. The first Iris stylosa a week ago. The worst year for medium and early rhodo’s, as bad I…

30th December

…showing about. Iris stylosa coming out well and Iris alata. R nobleanum open well, a flower or two of Rho yunnanense. Snowdrops 2 or 3 just show colour. Many daffs…

28th December

…presently. 1900 – JCW C picked a snowdrop open. 1899 – JCW Crocus imperati not open yet shows colour. Iris stylosa (two kinds) and Iris bakeriana open. Several roses yet….

12th February

…looking superb in the nursery today despite even more frequent heavy showers. Erica erigena ‘Irish Dusk’ Erica erigena ‘Irish Dusk’ Erica erigena ‘Irish Dusk’ Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ Erica…

7th October

…have been fine. The three roses nice. Solanum very good. The big group of Hydrangeas are good. Panniculata very nice. 1906 – JCW Returned from Scotland, all but the Iris

2nd May

Iris, frost at night, nearly finished crossing. 1906 – JCW All recurvas open and late recurvas seedling. Rhodo yunnanense, campylocarpum, thomsonii, falconeri, auklandii, royali, augustinii, dalhousii (nearly) etc, etc. Crimson…

23rd May

Iris sibirica ‘Fran’s Gold’, despite everything came fourth! Iris sibirica ‘Fran’s Gold’ The Queen and our new RHS president, Mr Weed (call me Keith please), in an electric popemobile pass…

2nd June

…⅓ cushion Iris, frost at night, nearly finished crossing. 1906 – JCW All recurvas open and late recurvas seedling. Rhodo yunnanense, campylocarpum, thomsonii, falconeri, auklandii, royali, augustinii, dalhousii (nearly) etc,…

19th May

…small bed of Iris siberica ‘Snow Queen’. Iris siberica ‘Snow Queen’ And one of her favourite roses. roses There was an Echium pininana height competition a few years ago with…