29th July

…which has bronzy leaves and apricot-yellow flowers. Crocosmia ‘Pauls Best Yellow’ Crocosmia ‘Pauls Best Yellow’ Crocosmia ‘Pauls Best Yellow’ An amazingly large specimen shrub of Bowkeria verticellata, the Natal shellflower…

29th May

…‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ at its very best. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Flower buds appearing on Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’. Smaller but even bluer…

30th May

…need (again) of 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…

15th September

…the stake failed to hold it one winter and some roots got broken. Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ 2015 – CHW In the rockery are two more…

23rd May

…Six more groups still to flower. They are slow growers. Crataegus ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Nearby is Crataegus ‘Pauls Scarlet’ which has always been one of my favourites. Perhaps the only hawthorn…

25th May

…laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ Philadelphus sericanthus in its second year of flowering. Philadelphus sericanthus I have absolutely no idea what this is. We clearly thought it dull…

20th October

…and 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….

6th February

…first nine months and a healthy budget for 2020/1. Amazingly Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ was full out on the immaculate herbaceous beds. Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’…

31st July

…Lobelia ‘Starship Scarlet’ was selling well under cover and out of the rain. Not much of a march on our Lobelia ‘Queen Victoria’ though. Lobelia ‘Starship Scarlet’ Lobelia ‘Starship Scarlet’…

25th March

…open, double peaches in the drive, and the scarlet crabs. 1897 – JCW F Wilson out, Mrs Vincent, half the de Graafs. Scarlet tulips and Reticulata at their best. Queen…