1st August

…Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Ruby 40th Anniversary’ Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ with seeds. Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ Leucothoe…

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

…autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ 2017 – CHW The very rare and equally tender Quercus fleuryii looked nearly dead since it was planted in 2011…

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

…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 plant…

21st April

…‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubimishimodori’ at its very best. Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubimishimodori’ Magnolia pseudokobus ‘Kubimishimodori’ First flowers on Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ that may well be…

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

…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’ Catalpa bignonoides ‘Aurea’ with…

7th January

…utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ We left this old yew tree in the Isla Rose Plantation to try…