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….

31st December

…layers moved from the Rookery. Quite a bright colour on an overcast day but, as yet, unblemished by wind or frost. Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’…

22nd October

…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’ with late flowers….

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…

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…

15th November

…least nine months. Magnolia grandiflora Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red Star’ is perhaps at its best but far less red than last year. The other varieties have hardly turned colour yet. This…

12th March

…better than ‘Cornish Red’ and very near the original clump of Rhododendron ‘Red Admiral’. red hybrid red hybrid A newly planted (today) Podocarpus spinulosus which is a very welcome new…

15th September

…from red to orange as they will be soon. Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ was planted in 2009 and is…

6th May

…well this year unlike last when it was completely covered. It likes more sun I expect. Rhododendron ‘Yaku Fairy’ Rhododendron ‘Yaku Fairy’ The evergreen Berberis insignis var insignis suffered badly…

2nd November

…– CHW Yesterday a garden tour with the Townsends. Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ looking superb now denuded of all its leaves. Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ The…