12th May

…‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ – one of the last camellias to flower and often still showing a flower in July. Twice we have had this at Chelsea but too…

29th May

…Photinia glomerata Tom has brought some of his holly species for us to admire.Ilex rubra from Mexico. Ilex rubra Ilex rubra Ilex rubra Ilex yunnanensis var. parvifolia – not very…

28th November

…Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ Escallonia rubra var macrantha strangely full out by the greenhouses. At least that is what I think it is? Need to check with Jaimie. Escallonia rubra

14th May

…as on our original tree. Acer sterculiaceum subsp. franchettii 2021 – CHW Lots of showers – all good! A young Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ in leaf. Two others newly planted in…

21st May

…bluebells which were three weeks later into flower than ours. Scilla verna ‘Sea eagle and fish’ bronze in the garden. bronze Escallonia rubra var. macrantha – a wonderful seaside hedge….

2nd December

rubra with tiny flowers. Cuttings from Tregrehan to add to our camellia species collection here. Camellia brevistyla var. rubra Camellia brevistyla var. rubra A similarly young 1L plant of Camellia…

3rd May

…cornuta Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ just into leaf. Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ Easily our best (of three) Taiwania cryptomeroides. This one has finally produced a…

4th May

…in May. It has to be Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’. Might it last for Chelsea? Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Rhododendron haematodes – a good young plant. One survivor of…

13th July

…which I have not seen before. It may well be Oxalis rubra from South America. Well worth growing for its leaves alone. Oxalis rubra Oxalis rubra Another Penstemon which Karol…

1st November

…scandens Rhodotyphos scandens Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ with fruits. Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Eucommia ulmoides with good autumn colour. Eucommia ulmoides Ripe fruits now on Diospyros lotus. We saw them forming a…