12th April

…before. Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata ‘Debut’ Camellia reticulata (hybrid) ‘Red Chrystal’ – a darkish red single but late flowering. Camellia reticulata (hybrid) ‘Red Chrystal’ Camellia reticulata (hybrid) ‘Red Chrystal’…

7th August

…a clump. Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ A new grass to me Elymus arenarius with canes of light blue-grey…

17th November

…and the large seed pods seen earlier have dropped. Camellia “Winter’s Toughie” – a large semi double pink if I have interpreted the planting plan correctly. Camellia “Winter’s Toughie” Camellia…

28th October

…of this eight to nine feet tall bush. Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Interlude’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Interlude’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Charm’ is another delicate pink but only one flower again as…

29th October

…colorata – quite bland by comparison. Pseudowintera colorata Pseudowintera colorata Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Glow’ – different again. Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Glow’ Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Glow’ Pseudowintera colorata ‘Moulin Rouge’ –…

14th February

…the best Lenten lily I have yet seen although who Anna is or was I have no idea. Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’…

26th May

…an orange centre. This group were planted in 1999. Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ This very late flowering…

12th September

…Camellia “Winter’s Joy” Camellia “Winter’s Dream” Camellia “Winter’s Dream” Camellia x williamsii ‘St Michael’ – early even by x williamsii standards Camellia x williamsii ‘St Michael’ Camellia ‘Sundae’ – rather…

16th March

…Embers’ will look better when the new growth emerges. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Pseudotaxus chienii looks a bit insipid. Pseudotaxus chienii Pseudotaxus…

25th July

‘Waikariensis’ Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip’ – a Dutch raised dwarfish hybrid with attractive blue-green foliage and striking red new growth just emerging here. Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip’ Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red