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

…floribunda var. tonkinensis A good red hybrid. Rather better than ‘Cornish Red’ and very near the original clump of Rhododendron ‘Red Admiral’. red hybrid red hybrid A newly planted (today)…

26th May

…planted in 1999. Azalea ‘Royal Command’ was over a fortnight ago. Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ This very late flowering evergreen azalea in full shade below…

26th September

…for sale from our own cuttings. Abutilon ‘Red Hot Lava’ Abutilon ‘Red Hot Lava’ Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala just starting its vivid red autumn colours at the tips of some…

12th May

red form of Enkianthus campanulatus but nothing more. Enkianthus campanulatus Enkianthus campanulatus Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ has fine new leaves. Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer platanoides ‘Royal Red’ Acer heldreichii…

20th March

…new growth. Illicium simonsii Illicium simonsii Illicium simonsii Illicium simonsii Persea brevifolia with red new growth just starting. Persea brevifolia Debregeasia longifolia plastered in flower. A most peculiar shrub of…

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…

10th June

…in a fortnight or so. The adjacent Loderi ‘King George’ is over but some years the two coincide. CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’…

2nd June

…an orange flare. Hugely scented in today’s heatwave and gentler east winds. Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Then a red one with an orange flare. red red