12th March

Ruby’ – easily the best thing today in the heather beds. Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticlear’ in full flower. Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticlear’ Pyrus calleryana…

1st August

…Wedding’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ as a climber. Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Then to Simpson GC which is slightly…

5th March

…cross is called ‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ – first decent full flowering…

21st April

…– Garnet is nearby. ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubimishimodori’ at its very best. Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubimishimodori’ Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubimishimodori’ First flowers on Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’…

22nd October

…these plants. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Saxifraga fortunei ‘Shiranami’ literally plastered in flower with no leaves showing. What a plant this is…

19th November

…‘Ruby Wine’ living up to its name with pink seed capsules. The best new autumn colour that I have seen for ages. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’…

3rd April

…‘Lennei’ x ‘Daybreak’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ is full out. Two plants by the Orchid House Nursery which I had forgotten. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ The Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’…

2nd September

…Sorbus sargentiana 2018 – CHW Last few flowers on Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’. Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ Ripe seeds on a young Magnolia wilsonii up from…

1st July

…mentioned caterpillars attacking and eating young birch leaves. Here is a Betula ‘China Ruby’ two years on from planting with all its leaves eaten on two branches. Betula ‘China Ruby’…

7th November

…the rabbits missed. Mahonia eurybracta ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia eurybracta ‘Soft Caress’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ – flowers fade rapidly from red to pink. Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Libertia caerulescens…