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…

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’…

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…

19th November

…Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Cotoneaster ‘Skogholm’ looking very fine with its berries. Cotoneaster ‘Skogholm’ Gaultheria procumbens with particularly large red berries. Quite…

7th November

…Mahonia eurybracta ‘Soft Caress’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ – flowers fade rapidly from red to pink. Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Libertia caerulescens – a very late flower with seed…

1st July

…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’ Betula ‘China…

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…

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’…

4th October

…‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ 2017 – CHW The very rare…