12th March

…‘Myretoun 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…

10th March

…as you would expect from a Ruby. Planted 2015. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia dawsoniana ‘Chindit’ flowering properly for the…

1st August

…Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ with seeds. Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ Leucothoe…

12th February

…Snow’ Erica carnea ‘Winter Snow’ Erica carnea ‘Winter Snow’ Erica carnea ‘Pink Spangles’ Erica carnea ‘Pink Spangles’ Erica carnea ‘Pink Spangles’ Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ Erica…

5th March

…Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ – first interesting flowers on this as yet unnamed hybrid which I strongly suspect is of Belgian origin. Darker than ‘Pickards Ruby’ but retaining the nice…

21st April

…‘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’ that may well be…

14th May

…dying of old age after about 25 to 30 years. Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk…

22nd October

…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 for an autumn show. Saxifraga…

19th November

…capsules. The best new autumn colour that I have seen for ages. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Cotoneaster ‘Skogholm’ looking very fine with…

3rd April

…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’ is still out…