26th May

…The double flowered yellow Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ is a huge clump overhanging the drive offset either side by forms of Azalea pontica. Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’…

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…

10th June

…garden in a fortnight or so. The adjacent Loderi ‘King George’ is over but some years the two coincide. CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red

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

26th September

…‘Red Hot Lava’ with its curiously veined orange flowers. A nice new batch for sale from our own cuttings. Abutilon ‘Red Hot Lava’ Abutilon ‘Red Hot Lava’ Acer tataricum subsp….

10th January

…Rhododendron mucronulatum Rhododendron mucronulatum Rhododendron mucronulatum Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ and Camellia ‘Winton’ go rather nicely together. Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ and Camellia ‘Winton’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ and Camellia ‘Winton’ Rhododendron ‘Winter

31st December

…a bright colour on an overcast day but, as yet, unblemished by wind or frost. Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Alongside it Camellia ‘Winton’ is still…

12th February

…Erica x darleyensis ‘Phoebe’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Phoebe’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Phoebe’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ Erica carnea ‘Winter

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’…

27th February

…will be needed this year as there are literally hundreds of plants to go out.In the sunlight the reddish indumentum on the back of the young leaves on named Magnolia…