13th June

Rubra’ in mid-June. Camellia ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ The whole garden has perked up with the recent rain after a drought of six to eight weeks with only a single day of…

7th September

…Nyssa sylvatica Fothergilla major also. Fothergilla major Celtis australis Celtis australis Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ in full flower – early! Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Callicarpa dichotoma in full flower too. Callicarpa dichotoma…

18th February

…beds – full with good healthy plants. camellia sales beds camellia sales beds Genista ‘Porlock’ just starting to flower as normal. Genista ‘Porlock’ Kalmia angustifolia ‘Rubra’ still showing its dislike…

2nd July

…Corylus columna Corylus columna Corylus columna Quercus rubra with a wonderful trunk too. Quercus rubra Rabbit damage on a recently planted Magnolia x loebneri and no rabbit guards on what…

1st November

…chinensis Rather splendid autumn colour on Rhodotyphos scandens which I had not taken in before. Rhodotyphos scandens Rhodotyphos scandens Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ with fruits. Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Eucommia ulmoides with…

21st September

…on Clerodendron bungei on our stand. It hovered and lowered its tongue/proboscis into the flower. Clerodendron bungei Clerodendron bungei On the Crûg Farm stand: Roscoea purpurea f. rubra ‘Gurkha Red’…

31st May

…and a great spectacle today. Malus x micromalus Camellia japonica ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ still full out on 1st June. Camellia japonica ‘Mathotiana Rubra’ Deciduous azaleas at the Green Gate to welcome…

8th May

…best, M rubra nearly at its best, 481 half open, all recurvas open. 1910 – JCW Most of the recurvas, late and cold under the north wind. I pavonia open…

22nd May

…at its best. 1917 – JCW C m rubra about out. R yunnanense is good in the big beds. Standish hybrids are good and so Sappho x auklandii, Roylei just…

27th November

…Abutilon ‘John Thompson’ Plectranthus effusus var. longifolius Plectranthus effusus var. longifolius Fuchsia paniculata Fuchsia paniculata Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ Arbutus unedo ‘Rubra’ 2020 – CHW The camera operated car parking kit…