20th February

…Blood Red arboreum. Blood Red arboreum Blood Red arboreum A Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ sister seedling (and not as good) showing up in the mist outside the front gates. Magnolia ‘Caerhays…

29th October

…CHW Just look and wonder at this lot as a comparison of wonderful colour:Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Leopard’ – stunning form. Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Leopard’ Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Leopard’ Pseudowintera colorata…

28th July

…growing. About 10-12ft tall here and free standing in shelter. Abutilon ‘Red Bells’ Abutilon ‘Red Bells’ Abutilon ‘Red Bells’ 2015 – CHW Went in search of an elusive late/last July…

27th July

…probably enough. Helenium ‘Red Army’ Helenium ‘Red Army’ Red Admiral butterflies on buddleia flowers but the little buggers kept shutting their wings. Red Admiral butterflies Red Admiral butterflies One always…

22nd October

…are still green. Quite a sight today in the pale sunlight. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’…

18th December

Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums 2015 – CHW A few camellias emerge early alongside the drive below the Top Lodge. All were planted as large plants in…

27th February

…greenhouse. Only time for the Rookery and the start of Old Park today. Four to five days will be needed this year as there are literally hundreds of plants to…

13th July

…but the hairs on the leaf petioles would suggest that it too is a Rhododendron auriculatum hybrid. Well worth propagating and preserving. late flowering red rhododendron late flowering red rhododendron…

13th February

…bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Spring Beauty’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Garden House Sentinel’ Daphne bholua ‘Sir…

27th March

…Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ – smallish buds but very floriferous on a small plant. Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ – this really is not…