10th March

…as you would expect from a Ruby. Planted 2015. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia dawsoniana ‘Chindit’ flowering properly for the…

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…

31st July

…the fruit tree lines in the garden centre itself. Malus ‘Pink Glow’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ Malus ‘Pink Glow’ 2017 – CHW Off to Busy Bees fairly awful garden centre in…

17th May

…this same bush. What a performance for a hydrangea! The first hydrangea out here too. Hydrangea ‘Madam E Mouilliere’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glowglowing in the sun. What an excellent…

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…

25th April

…for the wet spot on the drive where the three leylandii blew over. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Amber Glow’ Aesculus neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ – superb new growth which radically…

1st May

…Enkianthus serrulatus Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ just out. Also a newly planted group and with loads of flower. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ Then a big excitement. A new Enkianthus campanulatus…

14th May

…dying of old age after about 25 to 30 years. Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk…

5th March

…Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ – first interesting flowers on this as yet unnamed hybrid which I strongly suspect is of Belgian origin. Darker than ‘Pickards Ruby’ but retaining the nice…

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…