30th April

…‘Matterhorn’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Drama Girl’ ‘Drama Girl’ reticulata ‘White Form’ reticulata ‘White Form’ Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ with its first flowers two years on from planting. Mostly the…

21st March

…and better. Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ is excellent too but, as yet, unnamed. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’…

19th November

…was looking good. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ living up to its name with pink seed capsules. The best new autumn colour that I have seen for ages. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby

22nd October

…grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Saxifraga fortunei ‘Shiranami’ literally plastered in flower with no leaves showing. What a plant this is for an autumn…

14th May

…bush. Azalea ‘Klondyke’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ – very dark but the plants are dying of old age after about 25 to 30 years. Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron…

13th April

…plant and I wonder if they are indeed true to name? Enkianthus serrulatus Likewise three Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’. Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Ruby Glow’ Another good flower on a young Magnolia…

7th January

…reveal creamy white bark flushed grey and pink. A little of all the bark forms is shown here. Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’…

9th July

…hassle with the wedding and no noise unlike the previous weekend when the wedding goers repeatedly rang the front door bell. Thankfully we were away.The Roy Lancaster Chinese collected climbing…

14th June

…for generations but Joss only died about eight years ago. Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ Tropaeolum ciliatum full out already as it never died down in the mild winter….

7th November

Ruby’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Libertia caerulescens – a very late flower with seed pods. Libertia caerulescens Sarcocca wallichii – no great smell yet and early. Sarcocca wallichii Sarcocca wallichii Viburnum…