24th February

…through the winter. Flower spikes starting to show. Calceolaria ‘Camden Hero’ Calceolaria ‘Camden Hero’ Calceolaria ‘Camden Hero’ One of the magnolias at the nursery entrance is full out with Camellia…

12th January

…– FJW Fine unspoilt blooms of Trewidden Grande brought in by Philip. 1964 – FJW Charles picked first snowdrop. 1935 – JCW A few Lutescens, the best of the mucronulatum…

19th February

…FJW Crossbill coming. Well out are Rhodo praecox, ciliatums, irroratum, arboreums, 2 G. Oriole. Prunus pissardi also good. 1945 – CW Rhodo barbatum, lutescens, ririei, also Blood Reds and Sutchuenense…

13th February

…or 4 whites, also Rho’ sinogrande. 1931 – JCW (Note added to Garden Diary page) [Out presumably on this day] Rhodo’s – Sulfureum, Lutescens, Bayleyi, Davidsonianum, Irroratum, Dahuricum semp’s, Mucronulatum,…

27th February

…Rho argenteum at its best and Rookery Blood Red Arboreum also many Sutchuenense. Some Lutescens good, also Ririei, Hookeri and others. Even one bit of Augustinii. Mrs Butlers and Blood…

14th November

…of these in a cold place on the drive but this one is going great guns. Araucaria bidwillii Araucaria bidwillii Araucaria bidwillii Many seed clusters of Lithocarpus pachyphyllus have been…

29th December

…Jasminum nudiflorum on the stone faced earth bank outside Malvern House in the village. Jasminum nudiflorum Rhododendron lutescens nearly fully out by Red Linney. Rhododendron lutescens First flowers on just…

23rd December

…JCW Rho mucronulatum very good. Also Cam oleifera on wall and by Engine House. Rho lutescens opening. Fuchsias just feeling the frost. Erica darleyense quite nice. Some lapagerias left and…

21st March

…recovering and Lutescens leads a long way and the Camellia speciosa has been good owing to the buds opening almost at once when the frost left. 1929 – JCW The…

3rd December

…very good also Oleifera. Big quarry early pink been out for 3 weeks, also Engine House double white. Lapagerias good, some fuchsias still nice. Rho lutescens a lot out and…