15th January

…First flowers out on Edgworthia ‘Red Dragon’ at Burncoose. Edgworthia ‘Red Dragon’ An excellent new crop of customer information notice boards in the nursery produced by our own staff. notice…

24th March

…Walk. Acer x conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’ with its new leaves emerging. Acer x conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’ Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ – second flowering. This is very good…

14th July

…ought to stock:Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ – wonderful foliage. Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’ now just coming out. Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’ 2020 – CHW After nearly…

12th April

…‘Howard Asper’ Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ – another good red. Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Camellia reticulata ‘Red Emperor’ Camellia reticulata ‘Fortyniner’ – another one we have sold. Camellia reticulata ‘Fortyniner’…

17th May

…trichomanoides (var. alpinus), which came from Mount Congreve 12 years ago, is now a compact shrub. Here it is covered with flower clusters of reddish male strobili. Hard to think…

9th March

Red’ or ‘Red as Red’. Nigel Holman bred this and Treseders Nursery offered this first for sale in 1965 so it predates New Zealand breeding. Magnolia ‘Chyverton Red’ This is…

19th July

…Possibly Genista tinctoria Tufted vetch and red campion (Silene dioica). Tufted vetch and red campion I think this is hedge bedstraw in full flower – Gallium album growing in profusion…

13th May

…chienii. Pseudotaxus chienii Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ is never a very spectacular show here. Few flowers and rather hidden by the new growth. Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ 2023 – CHW Populus purdomii…

12th May

…elderly plant of Rhododendron floccigerum which is being layered. Rhododendron floccigerum Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’ (syn. ‘Black Dragon’) just out above the gents loos. Wisteria floribunda ‘Violacea Plena’ 2022 –…

17th August

…to find Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’ still has a single flower on it above the gents’ loo. Very late for any wisteria let alone a double flowered form. Wisteria ‘Black Dragon’…