1st August

…Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ as a climber….

10th March

Ruby’ – nice white edging to the petals as you would expect from a Ruby. Planted 2015. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickards…

17th March

…Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’ as good as ever. Such a dark reddish-pink colour and…

4th October

…Camellia ‘Dazzler’ now full out. Other Camellia sasanquas out today included ‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby

8th March

…Williams’ has a flower well reflecting its parentage. Has it been named yet? Need to check the lists. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x ‘F J Williams’ Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x ‘F…

12th March

…Michelia maudiae Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ tries to hide its flowers which face downwards. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rhododendron stenaulum (now Rhododendron moulmainense) out by the greenhouse. The old…

21st April

…as good as I have ever seen it. Actually I think it is ‘Pickards Ruby’ – Garnet is nearby. ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubimishimodori’…

5th March

…‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas Perfume’ – first decent full flowering with us. A…

19th October

…autumn colour showing. Nyssa sinensis Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ has a good yellow hue. Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’ is changing nicely too. Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’…

19th November

…have seen for ages. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Cotoneaster ‘Skogholm’ looking very fine with its berries. Cotoneaster ‘Skogholm’ Gaultheria procumbens with particularly…