26th March

…Gladney’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’. Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Crimson Stipple’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ (label says ‘Anja’ but ‘Anya’ is correct) first time flowering in 40 acres (M. ‘Iolanthe’ x M. ‘Vulcan’)….

17th November

…to stock ‘Plantation Pink’ ‘Plantation Pink’ ‘Plantation Pink’ ‘Dazzler’ – excellent ‘Dazzler’ ‘Dazzler’ ‘Dazzler’ ‘Borde Hill Farm’ – another Loder one ‘Borde Hill Farm’ ‘Borde Hill Farm’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Crimson

14th November

…it as a Christmas tree. Several years to go before this one qualifies! Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ 2015 – CHW The ancient clump of…

28th June

…dull squirrel meeting in the scorching heat. Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ 2017 – CHW Gentle rain all day which is just what the garden needed. It…

25th April

…and now flowering well on its drooping branches. Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus x purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ looking superb too. Magnolia ‘Green Bee’ Magnolia ‘Green Bee’…

15th December

…in fruits than I have ever seen. The fruits are described in Hillier’s as ‘crimson’ and, I suppose, they may yet darken. At present they are orange and not ‘crimson’…

20th March

…mention their attraction to deer. We see: Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘Lasca Beauty’ Camellia reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ Camellia reticulata ‘K O Hester’ Camellia reticulata…

17th May

…Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Crimson Cloud’ Syringa tomentella from Roundabarrow with its first few flowers. Syringa tomentella Abelia floribunda looking good in the Isla Rose. It thrives in…

9th May

…new planted Rhododendron chapmanii settling in well. Rhododendron chapmanii Malus purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ developing splendidly well. A tremendous show in Kennel Close. Malus purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’ Malus purpurea ‘Crimson Cascade’…

13th September

…the autumn. Pseudowintera ‘Moulin Rouge’ Pseudowintera ‘Moulin Rouge’ Enkianthus campanulatus with wonderful red stems and ripening seed heads. Enkianthus campanulatus Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’ with ripe bright red…