20th February

…Blood Red arboreum. Blood Red arboreum Blood Red arboreum A Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ sister seedling (and not as good) showing up in the mist outside the front gates. Magnolia ‘Caerhays…

6th May

…nivalis ‘Park Cover’ Podocarpus nivalis ‘Park Cover’ Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ just starting to live up to its name. Podocarpus ‘Red Embers’ Podocarpus ‘County Park Fire’ not quite into new growth…

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…

10th June

…is over but some years the two coincide. CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ CORNUS florida ‘Red giant’ 1997 – FJW Delias grand design – 5 pieces done…

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…

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…

25th December

…Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ out together for once. Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer’ and Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Camellia ‘Winton’ and Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ full out. Camellia ‘Winton’ and Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Camellia ‘Winton’…

29th December

…a bit battered but has survived the gales and hail. Camellia ‘Winton’ Camellia ‘Winton’ Camellia ‘Winton’ Fortunately Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ nearby is still in tight bud. Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron…

12th September

…‘Red Flamingo’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’ Acer x conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’ 2015 – CHW Ilex perado ‘Perado’ from the Canary Isles has been spread around the garden by birds…

29th July

…broken (as usual). About three seed capsules in varying stages of development. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ First flowers high up on Eucryphia…