25th March

…that is a much more recently bred hybrid. Well worth Asia propagating anyway. Paeony form double red camellia Paeony form double red camellia Sorbus zahlbruckneri was actually in flower but…

28th July

…emarginatum Lilium superbum Lilium superbum I have no idea what this orange-red rhododendron is but am delighted that we have layered it now. orange-red rhododendron orange-red rhododendron So “nothing” out…

14th February

…‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus orientalis ‘Annas Red’ A nice showing of dwarf blue iris in pots too. dwarf blue iris Despite the continuing cold the pace of…

16th March

…colour. Magnolia x thompsoniana Magnolia x thompsoniana Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ will look better when the new growth emerges. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’…

12th March

…hybrid. Rather better than ‘Cornish Red’ and very near the original clump of Rhododendron ‘Red Admiral’. red hybrid red hybrid A newly planted (today) Podocarpus spinulosus which is a very…

26th May

…double flowered yellow Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ is a huge clump overhanging the drive offset either side by forms of Azalea pontica. Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Narcissiflorum’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ is…

12th May

…Enkianthus campanulatus Enkianthus campanulatus Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ has fine new leaves. Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer heldreichii looks very much like an A. platanoides! Acer…

20th March

…mollicomata Magnolia mollicomata Camellia reticulata ‘Red Crystal’. Enormous flowers and an excellent bit of propagating as these reticulatas are difficult from cuttings and are often grafted instead. Camellia reticulata ‘Red

23rd October

…xylocarpum. Melliodendron xylocarpum Outstanding yellow on Ginkgo ‘Saratoga’. Ginkgo ‘Saratoga’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ turning nicely. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Asterotrichon discolor in full flower as usual. Asterotrichon discolor Maclura…

25th July

…striking red new growth just emerging here. Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip’ Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip’ Teucrium hir ‘Purple Tails’ – going over here but quite nice none the less at…