1st July

…mentioned caterpillars attacking and eating young birch leaves. Here is a Betula ‘China Ruby’ two years on from planting with all its leaves eaten on two branches. Betula ‘China Ruby’…

7th November

…the rabbits missed. Mahonia eurybracta ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia eurybracta ‘Soft Caress’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ – flowers fade rapidly from red to pink. Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Libertia caerulescens…

12th February

…Snow’ Erica carnea ‘Winter Snow’ Erica carnea ‘Winter Snow’ Erica carnea ‘Pink Spangles’ Erica carnea ‘Pink Spangles’ Erica carnea ‘Pink Spangles’ Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ Erica carnea ‘Myretoun Ruby’ Erica…

7th October

…undersides of the leaves are already a tremendous colour. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ The main event at Burncoose today was to welcome Clive Selley, CEO of…

12th December

…flower. Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ just coming out. A fine batch of plants. Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ Lupins in full growth despite the…

17th March

…For those who want to click here for the highlights of the visit to Tregrehan on Friday.Seedling from Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Seedling from Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Seedling from…

17th May

…Diamond’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ was good on the stand last year. Now useless. Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ is always late and has made it some…

8th March

…Jury’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Picards Ruby’ x ‘F J Williams’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Picards Ruby’ x ‘F J Williams’ Magnolia ‘Leda’ – first flowering…

4th October

…Other Camellia sasanquas out today included ‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’…

5th May

…amazing thing to say but the newly planted rhodos in Rookery Nursery Bed could do with a drink. Betula albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ is starting to develop nice bark on its…