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…

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…

28th November

…by 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…

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…

7th September

…sylvatica. Nyssa sylvatica 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…

21st September

…bungei Clerodendron bungei On the Crûg Farm stand: Roscoea purpurea f. rubra ‘Gurkha Red’ Roscoea purpurea f. rubra ‘Gurkha Red’ Cardiandra alternifolia amamiohshimensis – hydrangea relative Cardiandra alternifolia amamiohshimensis Cardiandra…

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….

1st November

…Abelia chinensis. Rather a nice effect. Abelia chinensis Rather splendid autumn colour on Rhodotyphos scandens which I had not taken in before. Rhodotyphos scandens Rhodotyphos scandens Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ with…