16th March

…a later flowerer. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ This is Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ which continues to impress (Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple…

8th April

…stocking. Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Prunus ‘Royal Burgundy’ Xanthorhiza simplicissima – the huge spreading clump which I first saw 40 years ago and identified as a must for the Burncoose catalogue….

17th March

…in bud. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ likewise. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Rhododendron russatum now full…

16th June

…not. A very relaxed family day out with excellent musical and choral performances. A huge effort which paid off.The Royal Marines band. Royal Marines band An unusual performance on the…

19th June

…form of Rhododendron royallii ‘Royal Flush’ full out which is I think a solitary survivor of what was ‘Royal Flush Apricot’. ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’ ‘Royal Flush Apricot’…

26th May

…similar to ‘Royal Command’ but with an orange centre. This group were planted in 1999. Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea…

12th May

…Enkianthus campanulatus Enkianthus campanulatus Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ has fine new leaves. Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer heldreichii looks very much like an A. platanoides! Acer…

8th November

…the back yard Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ is out by the Orchid House Nursery as is the elderly ‘Hugh Evans’ above the quarry. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling…

11th November

Burgundy’. Camellia heimalis ‘Dazzler’ Camellia heimalis ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ below the borehole. I may have got these two sasanquas muddled up a week or two ago. Camellia ‘Sparkling Burgundy’…

18th July

…huge clump by the top lodge but not that much flower except at the edges. Planted 2009 as a clump of three. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia…