20th October

…slower growing. Just a bit of scarlet for now. Nyssa sylvatica ‘Miss Scarlet’ Nyssa sylvatica ‘Miss Scarlet’ Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ is romping away as a vigorous conical tree. Red…

9th April

…Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Azalea ‘Hino Crimson’ Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum Pieris ‘White Pearl’ Pieris ‘White Pearl’ If you want to see other nice things at the show…

31st July

…‘Queen Victoria’ though. Lobelia ‘Starship Scarlet’ Lobelia ‘Starship Scarlet’ A few shots of Liatris scariosa ‘Alba’ may be an improvement on what we have online but I doubt it in…

15th September

…growth lower down. I fear the stake failed to hold it one winter and some roots got broken. Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ 2015 – CHW In…

30th May

…re-staking. I wonder why we never grew this here before? Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Aesculus carnea ‘Briottii’ has a few flowers out but nearly over. Aesculus…

29th May

…my favourite plants. Although Crataegus ‘Crimson Cloud’, planted this year, is very fine too. This plant needs re-staking yet again. Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Rhododendron ‘Lems…

28th February

…– 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 weather….

25th March

scarlet crabs. 1897 – JCW F Wilson out, Mrs Vincent, half the de Graafs. Scarlet tulips and Reticulata at their best. Queen of Spain out. I find the Aureas have…

23rd May

…They are slow growers. Crataegus ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Nearby is Crataegus ‘Pauls Scarlet’ which has always been one of my favourites. Perhaps the only hawthorn worth growing. I first saw this…

22nd February

…The double Prunus pissardi has been good for the first time. Prunus mume of Wilson is just over, Prunus clementinae not quite open. Scarlet Thomsonii hybrids good, two or three…