12th May

…a good fortnight behind. CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ – one of the last camellias to flower and often still showing a flower in July. Twice…

29th May

…brought some of his holly species for us to admire.Ilex rubra from Mexico. Ilex rubra Ilex rubra Ilex rubra Ilex yunnanensis var. parvifolia – not very holly like flowers or…

28th November

…think it is? Need to check with Jaimie. Escallonia rubra var macrantha Escallonia rubra var macrantha 2016 – CHW A solitary flower left on the arum (Zantedeshia aethiopica) by the…

2nd December

…camellia species collection here. Camellia brevistyla var. rubra Camellia brevistyla var. rubra A similarly young 1L plant of Camellia vernalis ‘Dawn’ already in flower although nothing showing on its parents…

3rd May

…cornuta Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ just into leaf. Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ Quercus rubra ‘Aurea’ Easily our best (of three) Taiwania cryptomeroides. This one has finally produced a…

4th May

…to be Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’. Might it last for Chelsea? Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Rhododendron haematodes – a good young plant. One survivor of a group of three….

13th July

…An unusual oxalis which I have not seen before. It may well be Oxalis rubra from South America. Well worth growing for its leaves alone. Oxalis rubra Oxalis rubra Another…

7th September

…sylvatica. Nyssa sylvatica Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa…

21st September

…bungei Clerodendron bungei On the Crûg Farm stand: Roscoea purpurea f. rubra ‘Gurkha Red’ Roscoea purpurea f. rubra ‘Gurkha Red’ Cardiandra alternifolia amamiohshimensis – hydrangea relative Cardiandra alternifolia amamiohshimensis Cardiandra…

13th June

…than usual and easily the best rhododendron show in the garden today. Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum Rhododendron griersonianum A few flowers still (as usual) on Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ in mid-June….