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’…

17th May

…‘Pink Diamond’ Faded Rhododendron loderi ‘Pink Diamond’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ was good on the stand last year. Now useless. Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ is always…

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…

17th March

…visit to Tregrehan on Friday. Seedling from Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Seedling from Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Seedling from Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Edgeworthia chrysantha growing in open woodland Edgeworthia…

12th December

…cold up country and snow in the Midlands. Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ looking good in flower. Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ just coming out. A fine batch…

27th June

…to apply more to the buds than the fully open flower unless these two are labelled the wrong way around? Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream’ Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ is quite nice in…

12th April

…Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lady Piet’ Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ – just one flower. Camellia reticulata ‘Nuccios Ruby’ Camellia reticulata…

5th May

…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 stem five or six…

14th February

…Pink’ has a few flowers out and so does Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ which is especially dark this year. Magnolia denudata ‘Forrest Pink’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ Rhododendron ‘Bo-Peep’ (pink form) is…

8th March

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