7th August

…of berries. Viburnum opalus ‘Compactum’ Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ grows to 2½-3ft. You have to look closely for the ‘red’ but good as a clump. Pennistetum alop. ‘Red Head’ Pennistetum…

27th July

…plant offerings to consider for 2017:Helenium ‘Red Army’ – a bit taller growing than our Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’ but one red helenium is probably enough. Helenium ‘Red Army’ Helenium ‘Red

20th March

…it had suffered in dry summers. Fortunately new shoots are already evident from the base. Gevuina avellana Gevuina avellana Magnolia ‘Atlas’ more or less full out but already wind battered.

29th October

…colorata ‘Red Leopard’ – stunning form. Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Leopard’ Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Leopard’ Pseudowintera colorata – quite bland by comparison. Pseudowintera colorata Pseudowintera colorata Pseudowintera colorata ‘Red Glow’ –…

27th June

…rose white climbing rose The Rhododendron weyrichii (in the shade) in the Rockery is a dark red rather than the orange-red flowered plant I photographed last week. Quite a sight…

26th May

Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ Azalea ‘Hotspur Red’ This very late flowering evergreen azalea in full shade below the Hovel has never had a name in my time here. Its leaves…

25th July

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 this…

28th July

…flower than our Abutilon ‘Ashford Red’ and taller growing. About 10-12ft tall here and free standing in shelter. Abutilon ‘Red Bells’ Abutilon ‘Red Bells’ Abutilon ‘Red Bells’ 2015 – CHW…

25th March

…Frankie has cleared the fallen tree on Bond Street Frankie has cleared the fallen tree on Bond Street Frankie has cleared the fallen tree on Bond Street A tidy up…

29th March

…most resilient of rhododendrons; ‘Cornish Red’. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ was spared as it wasn’t out. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Magnolia ‘Diana’ looks a bit better today. Magnolia ‘Diana’ Acer negundo…