1st August

Wedding’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ as a climber. Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Then to Simpson GC which is slightly…

10th March

…some note. Again variation in flower colour due to wind. Magnolia ‘Lanarth Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth Surprise’ A fine show on Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ today. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’…

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…

3rd April

…Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ is full out. Two plants by the Orchid House Nursery which I had forgotten. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ The Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’ is still out…

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

…Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ 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’…

13th November

…kiosk will stay put in a strong gale?! new wedding venue new wedding venue new wedding venue The sea was calm and just a single windsurfer somewhere in the centre…

30th April

…rain. Surprising how many camellias still have decent flowers on the last day of April: ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Drama Girl’ ‘Drama…

22nd October

…these plants. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Saxifraga fortunei ‘Shiranami’ literally plastered in flower with no leaves showing. What a plant this is…

14th May

…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 Candy’ shot its bolt…