28th November

…is? Need to check with Jaimie. Escallonia rubra var macrantha Escallonia rubra var macrantha 2016 – CHW A solitary flower left on the arum (Zantedeshia aethiopica) by the gents’ loos….

12th May

…lanceolatum is a good fortnight behind. CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ – one of the last camellias to flower and often still showing a flower in…

13th July

…It may well be Oxalis rubra from South America. Well worth growing for its leaves alone. Oxalis rubra Oxalis rubra Another Penstemon which Karol may be able to identify from…

4th May

…out 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…

1st February

…‘Alba Superba’ Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba Superba’ Magnolia ‘Peter Smithers’ planted in 2006 is a hybrid between Magnolia soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’ and Magnolia x veitchii. Clearly blown…

7th September

…Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa dichotoma Pittosporum undulatum…

8th May

…JCW Plenty of May everywhere, Lilac going back, Azaleas are very nice. Tubergens Iris are all over. 1911 – JCW Auklandii very good indeed, not quite its best, M rubra

28th October

…wangii shows no sign of the onset of autumn. Aesculus wangii Aesculus wangii 2016 – CHW Amazing autumn colours in the nursery today.Quercus rubra – a dull day but a…

22nd May

…have just caught the best Azaleas, that is the deciduous ones. Magnolia wilsoni is at its best. 1917 – JCW C m rubra about out. R yunnanense is good in…

20th May

…Visitor laid an EGG in Maurices suite (George Blandfords bedroom). 1909 – JCW R roylei nice, C montana rubra good, bluebells nearly at the top, Montana ¾ of its best….