11th March

…the RHS Rosemoor Early Camellia Competition show on Saturday: Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia reticulata – white form Camellia reticulata – white form Nearly open magnolia buds picked…

28th March

…Three flowers on the Magnolia ‘Pegasus’ which fell over and was chopped back hard two to two and a half years ago. Magnolia ‘Pegasus’ 2021 – CHW Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’…

7th March

…M. campbelli subsp mollicomata ‘Werrington’ – this appears to now be called ‘Avalon’. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x M. campbelli subsp mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x M. campbelli subsp mollicomata…

21st April

…Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ as good as I have ever seen it. Actually I think it is ‘Pickards Ruby’ – Garnet is nearby. ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’ ‘Pickards Ruby’…

13th November

…kiosk will stay put in a strong gale?! new wedding venue new wedding venue new wedding venue The sea was calm and just a single windsurfer somewhere in the centre…

30th April

…on the last day of April: ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Nuccio’s Jewel’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Primavera’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Matterhorn’ ‘Ruby Wedding‘Ruby Wedding’ ‘Drama Girl’ ‘Drama Girl’ reticulata ‘White Form’ reticulata ‘White Form’ Cercis chinensis…

13th May

…Calothamnus quadrifidus Kalmia polifolia ‘Newfoundland’ Kalmia polifolia ‘Newfoundland’ Trillium luteum which may be over. [ALONGSIDE] The stunning red flowers of Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’. Trillium luteum Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’…

21st March

…performing better 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…

27th March

…was new to the catalogue last year. Loropetalum ‘Carolina Moonlight’ Loropetalum ‘Carolina Moonlight’ New this year is Loropetalum ‘Ruby Snow’ with a sensational leaf/flower contrast. Loropetalum ‘Ruby Snow’ Loropetalum ‘Ruby

17th May

…the stand last year. Now useless. Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Rhododendron ‘Ruby Hart’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ is always late and has made it some years. A few nice flowers still but…