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’…

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…

10th December

Corner where it had begun to cover the seat and encroach onto the path. ‘Cornish Red’ rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ rhododendron Nearby Camellia ‘Jovey Carlyon’ has its first flowers. This camellia…

14th February

…yet seen although who Anna is or was I have no idea. Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ A nice…

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…

1st February

Admiral’ is starting to come out by Georges Hut. A very good red indeed and a Caerhays hybrid. About its normal flowering time. Rhododendron ‘Red Admiral’ Rhododendron ‘Red Admiral’ The…

12th November

…Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ that flowered last autumn is out again. The flowers look a bit premature and are not quite fully formed. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ A light…

15th November

…Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ has a few secondary flowers towards the Four in Hand which is not unusual at Christmas but perhaps it is in November. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Rhododendron ‘Cornish

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

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…