28th March

…as yet as far as I know. Nothing especially good as yet. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ (Magnolia ‘Black…

14th May

…of old age after about 25 to 30 years. Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Kabarett’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Germania’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’…

13th April

…as Tom Hudson’s plant and I wonder if they are indeed true to name? Enkianthus serrulatus Likewise three Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ Another good flower on…

27th March

…with a sensational leaf/flower contrast. Loropetalum ‘Ruby Snow’ Loropetalum ‘Ruby Snow’ Telopea x speciosa ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ in flower. Telopea x speciosa ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ Telopea x speciosa ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’…

31st July

…sinensis Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ in full flower and very fine indeed. By euonymus standards a very large flower. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ 2019 – CHW…

15th January

…ash tree fell recently and where we ripped out some poor Camellia reticulata seedlings in the spring. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Ruby Glow’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Ruby Glow’ I attempted to…

2nd September

…No colouring yet on the nearby Tetracentron sinense or Cercidiphyllum japonicum. Sorbus sargentiana 2018 – CHW Last few flowers on Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’. Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ Clethra alnifolia…

1st July

…‘China Ruby’ two years on from planting with all its leaves eaten on two branches. Betula ‘China Ruby’ Betula ‘China Ruby’ Flower heads emerging on Platycarya strobilacea together with secondary…

7th November

Ruby’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Libertia caerulescens – a very late flower with seed pods. Libertia caerulescens Sarcocca wallichii – no great smell yet and early. Sarcocca wallichii Sarcocca wallichii Viburnum…

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’…