12th April

…Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ – another good red. Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Camellia reticulata ‘Fortyniner’ – another one we have sold. Camellia reticulata ‘Fortyniner’ Camellia reticulata…

20th February

…looks like the true Blood Red arboreum. Blood Red arboreum Blood Red arboreum A Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ sister seedling (and not as good) showing up in the mist outside the…

9th March

…rockery is a stronger colour but not really ‘red’ like some of the New Zealand hybrids like ‘Ian’s Red’ or ‘Red as Red’. Nigel Holman bred this and Treseders Nursery…

21st March

…Rider’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ largely unfrosted. Strange shape as the bud unfurls. Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ Camellia ‘Giant White’ First leaves on Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ coming into leaf…

10th June

…in a fortnight or so. The adjacent Loderi ‘King George’ is over but some years the two coincide. CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’…

14th February

…Lenten lily I have yet seen although who Anna is or was I have no idea. Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis…

25th March

…Magnolia dawsoniana ‘Chyverton Red’ just out and splendid below Slip Rail. Magnolia dawsoniana ‘Chyverton Red’ Magnolia dawsoniana ‘Chyverton Red’ One of the original Magnolia campbellii alba now full out. Magnolia…

8th October

…pear shaped oblong or pear shaped 3. Small clusters of large round red fruits lower down and larger clusters higher up. red fruits red fruits red fruits red fruits Could…

11th March

…good light pink form too which appeared to self sow itself. Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ Chionodoca ‘Pink Giant’ And a few more novelties in the show itself when…

29th October

…Leopard’ – stunning form. Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Leopard’ Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Leopard’ Pseudowintera colorata – quite bland by comparison. Pseudowintera colorata Pseudowintera colorata Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Glow’ – different again….