6th May

…a good new form. Malus toringo ‘Scarlett’ Malus toringo ‘Scarlett’ Calocedrus decurrens ‘Berrima Gold’ [Not ‘Burma Gold’ – thanks to Wolfgang Keidel for pointing this out] may revert but was…

13th December

…told that the horizontal bollards would not be available until Easter but they still seem to have arrived. I do wonder what this has cost the taxpayer and if it…

6th April

…in a pot containing a Daphne bholua outside the front door early this morning. No wonder they are such hopeless mothers laying randomly like this rather than in a proper…

22nd April

…eat something like this? What animal eats this? Phillyrea angustifolia Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ looking great. Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ Euphorbia epithymoides ‘Bonfire’ is new to our catalogue. Euphorbia epithymoides ‘Bonfire’ Epimedium…

23rd May

…like the wonderful purple form we saw in The Valley Gardens but wonderful to have this back in the garden nevertheless. Rhododendron cinnabarinum ‘Roylei Group’ (2) Rhododendron cinnabarinum ‘Roylei Group’…

28th February

…hols.1924 – JCW A late year, Scarlet hybrids are mostly cut out by frost or very short of flower bud. Lutescens and Barbatum have used as best in cold bad…

17th August

…‘Fanship Burgundy’ Lobelia siphilitica ‘Blue’and Lobelia ‘Fanship Burgundy’ Lobelia ‘Fanship Scarlet’ and Lobelia ‘Fanship Blue’ Lobelia ‘Fanship Scarlet’ and Lobelia ‘Fanship Blue’ Monarda ‘Melua Pink’ and Monarda ‘Melua Violet’ Monarda…

26th February

…Daffs move a bit, Rhodo’s cut, Erica hybrida is wonderful, a Camellia or two just open. Daphne mezereum open. 1918 – JCW Rhodo’s coming on well, all the early scarlet

27th January

…reduced attendances and an extra show day I wonder what the threat or bribe will be now? I cannot see it will be worth our while financially or that we…

2nd March

Wonderful colour on the first and only flower this year. I think we should name and register this as Magnolia ‘Leonora’ after my aunt who had her 80th birthday last…