20th October

…and slower growing. Just a bit of scarlet for now. Nyssa sylvatica ‘Miss Scarlet’ Nyssa sylvatica ‘Miss Scarlet’ Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wisley Bonfire’ is romping away as a vigorous conical tree….

26th May

…had a cut vase of this Azalea ‘Vuyks Rosy Red’ on the stand at Chelsea which lasted well and opened up during the week. Azalea ‘Vuyks Rosy Red’ Azalea ‘Vuyks

31st July

…‘Queen Victoria’ though. Lobelia ‘Starship Scarlet’ Lobelia ‘Starship Scarlet’ A few shots of Liatris scariosa ‘Alba’ may be an improvement on what we have online but I doubt it in…

15th September

…some roots got broken. Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ 2015 – CHW In the rockery are two more dwarf rhododendrons enjoying a second autumn flowering. Rhododendron ‘Yaku…

29th May

…‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ at its very best. Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Rhododendron ‘Lems Monarch’ Flower buds appearing on Magnolia ‘Blue Opal’. Smaller but even bluer…

30th May

…re-staking. I wonder why we never grew this here before? Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Aesculus carnea ‘Briottii’ has a few flowers out but nearly over. Aesculus…

13th April

…William and Susie Gore from Pencarrow Farm, near Camelford, and their friends who have won the tour in an auction last year. Azalea Vuyks Rosyred is just out by the…

28th February

…– JCW A late year, Scarlet hybrids are mostly cut out by frost or very short of flower bud. Lutescens and Barbatum have used as best in cold bad weather….

25th March

scarlet crabs. 1897 – JCW F Wilson out, Mrs Vincent, half the de Graafs. Scarlet tulips and Reticulata at their best. Queen of Spain out. I find the Aureas have…

23rd May

…They are slow growers. Crataegus ‘Pauls Scarlet’ Nearby is Crataegus ‘Pauls Scarlet’ which has always been one of my favourites. Perhaps the only hawthorn worth growing. I first saw this…