12th April

…before. Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata (hybrid) ‘Red Chrystal’ – a darkish red single but late flowering. Camellia reticulata (hybrid) ‘Red Chrystal’ Camellia reticulata (hybrid) ‘Red Chrystal’…

7th August

…a clump. Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ A new grass to me Elymus arenarius with canes of light blue-grey…

26th May

…an orange centre. This group were planted in 1999. Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ This very late flowering…

14th February

…the best Lenten lily I have yet seen although who Anna is or was I have no idea. Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’…

28th July

…little tufts of pinkish purple flowers. Melaleuca gibbosa Melaleuca hypericifolia was a much more impressive bottlebrush. Melaleuca hypericifolia Abutilon ‘Red Bells’ a larger flower than our Abutilon ‘Ashford Red’ and…

10th June

…garden in a fortnight or so. The adjacent Loderi ‘King George’ is over but some years the two coincide. CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red

25th July

‘Waikariensis’ Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip’ – a Dutch raised dwarfish hybrid with attractive blue-green foliage and striking red new growth just emerging here. Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip’ Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red

12th March

…better than ‘Cornish Red’ and very near the original clump of Rhododendron ‘Red Admiral’. red hybrid red hybrid A newly planted (today) Podocarpus spinulosus which is a very welcome new…

27th July

…is probably enough. Helenium ‘Red Army’ Helenium ‘Red Army’ Red Admiral butterflies on buddleia flowers but the little buggers kept shutting their wings. Red Admiral butterflies Red Admiral butterflies One…

15th November

…at its best but far less red than last year. The other varieties have hardly turned colour yet. This was the first to perform last year too. Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red