28th November

…the greenhouses. At least that is what I think it is? Need to check with Jaimie. Escallonia rubra var macrantha Escallonia rubra var macrantha 2016 – CHW A solitary flower…

29th May

…brought some of his holly species for us to admire.Ilex rubra from Mexico. Ilex rubra Ilex rubra Ilex rubra Ilex yunnanensis var. parvifolia – not very holly like flowers or…

12th May

…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 July. Twice…

3rd May

…would do well as a windbreak as it is here. Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ just into leaf. Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ Easily our…

4th May

…flowered camellia full 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…

13th July

…An unusual oxalis which I have not seen before. It may well be Oxalis rubra from South America. Well worth growing for its leaves alone. Oxalis rubra Oxalis rubra Another…

1st February

…Magnolia soulangeana ‘Rustica Rubra’ and Magnolia x veitchii. Clearly blown open early but it is still a rather dull and turgid colour with x veitchii colouring but more of a…

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…

13th June

…than usual and easily the best rhododendron show in the garden today. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum A few flowers still (as usual) on Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ in mid-June….

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…