16th February

…botanical day of spring is declared once six magnificent Magnolia Campbellii in each of the Great Gardens of Cornwall have flowered, with at least 50 blooms on each of the…

12th April

…‘Howard Asper’ 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’…

12th February

Sunset’ Trachelospermum asiaticum – pure green Trachelospermum asiaticum Trachelospermum jasminoides – red leaves when overwintered outside Trachelospermum jasminoides – red leaves Trachelospermum jasminoides – green when not Trachelospermum jasminoides –…

14th November

…see the proper red in its leaves. Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ Acer campestre ‘Red Shine’ gets its name from spring new growth not autumn colour! Acer…

29th October

‘Red Sunset’ Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ Acer heldreichii only has half decent autumn colour on one more sheltered branch. The rest already blown away. This species would have good potential…

6th April

…First flower on Magnolia ‘Banana Split’. Magnolia ‘Banana Split’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ full out too and very good now. Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia ‘Sunset Swirl’ Magnolia x…

22nd June

…is that the new growth is purple-red when it unfurls (a bit later than Q. glauca). Our ‘hedge’ certainly has attractive purple-red new growth. Alan then says that the undersides…

27th July

‘Red Army’ – a bit taller growing than our Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ but one red helenium is probably enough. Helenium ‘Red Army’ Helenium ‘Red Army’ Red Admiral butterflies on buddleia…

26th May

Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ This very late flowering evergreen azalea in full shade below the Hovel has never had a name in my time here. Its leaves…

10th November

…Pieris Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ has not turned red in this very mild and warm November. Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ 2021 – CHW A visit to…