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

…‘Red Head’ grows to 2½-3ft. You have to look closely for the ‘red’ but good as a clump. Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’…

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

…hypericifolia was a much more impressive bottlebrush. Melaleuca hypericifolia Abutilon ‘Red Bells’ a larger flower than our Abutilon ‘Ashford Red’ and taller growing. About 10-12ft tall here and free standing…

10th June

…years the two coincide. CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ 1997 – FJW Delias grand design – 5 pieces done – bad storm, much…

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

…Army’ – a bit taller growing than our Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ but one red helenium is probably enough. Helenium ‘Red Army’ Helenium ‘Red Army’ Red Admiral butterflies on buddleia flowers…

20th February

…Blood Red arboreum. Blood Red arboreum Blood Red arboreum A Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ sister seedling (and not as good) showing up in the mist outside the front gates. Magnolia ‘Caerhays…

16th March

…in the stem colour. Magnolia x thompsoniana Magnolia x thompsoniana Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ will look better when the new growth emerges. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’…

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