12th April

…‘Dobro’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ – another red full double. Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’…

29th October

…of yellow in the darker red. Cotinus coggygria ‘Smoky Joe’ Cotinus coggygria ‘Smoky Joe’ Cotinus coggygria ‘Young Lady’ – some yellow with the red. Cotinus coggygria ‘Young Lady’ Cotinus coggygria…

10th April

…speciosissima TELOPEA speciosissima Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ on the drive. Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron ‘Lady Alice Fitzwilliam’ Rhododendron burmanicum equally good beside it. Rhododendron burmanicum…

20th February

…insipid first flowers I photographed four to six weeks ago. Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ Camellia ‘Lady Clare’ There used to be two clumps of these…

8th October

…or pear shaped oblong or 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…

28th April

…reticulata ‘Lary Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ – ditto. Camellia reticulata ‘Lovely Lady’ I have often wondered how many of the original Wilson 50 evergreen azaleas we actually have tucked…

26th May

…planted in 1999. Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ This very late flowering evergreen azalea in full shade below…

7th August

…to 2½-3ft. You have to look closely for the ‘red’ but good as a clump. Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red

10th July

…‘Lady Taiko’ has this startling blue-white bi-coloured red effect but the mopheads soon burn in the sun. Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Lady Taiko’ Hydrangea ‘Geoffrey Chadbund’ –…

26th April

…Magnolia ‘Raven’ Magnolia ‘Raven’ Magnolia ‘Raven’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ covered in flower properly for the first time. A good hot sunny place which it likes. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’…