1st August

…Anniversary’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Many Happy Returns’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Deep Secret’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Peace’ Rosa ‘Ruby Wedding’ as a…

10th March

…on Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ today. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ 2019 – CHW The first year that the American bred magnolias (mainly Gresham and Pickard’s hybrids) in Forty Acres…

12th March

…Michelia maudiae Michelia maudiae Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ tries to hide its flowers which face downwards. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Rhododendron stenaulum (now Rhododendron moulmainense) out by the greenhouse….

8th March

…sasanqua planting. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x M. campbelli subsp mollicomata ‘Werrington’ A newly planted Magnolia ‘Miss Marble’ with two impressive first flowers. This is MSI registered as M. ‘Pickard’s Ruby’…

9th June

‘Ruby Falls’ Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’ and Athyrium nipponicum var. pictum. Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’ Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ and Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendrifolium’. Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ Deutzia scabra ‘Pride of Rochester’…

3rd April

…‘Lennei’ x ‘Daybreak’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ is full out. Two plants by the Orchid House Nursery which I had forgotten. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ The Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’…

5th March

…tepals. I now see that this cross is called ‘Venus’. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Pickards Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Rebeccas…

17th March

Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Prunus ‘Collingwood Ingram’ as good as ever. Such a dark reddish-pink colour and not dissimilar…

14th May

…the odd flower from the stem. Planted in 2011. Berberis amurensis var. latifolia (BSWJ 8539) Jack Tidball’s wedding tent on Beach Meadow. Jack Tidball’s wedding tent Primula japonica ‘Miller’s Crimson’…

5th September

…secondary flowers on Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ Peeling bark on Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’. Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’…