3rd April

…‘Lennei’ x ‘Daybreak’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ is full out. Two plants by the Orchid House Nursery which I had forgotten. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ The Magnolia ‘Todds Fortyniner’…

1st July

…its leaves eaten on two branches. Betula ‘China Ruby’ Betula ‘China Ruby’ Flower heads emerging on Platycarya strobilacea together with secondary new growth. Need to collect the seeds this year…

21st March

…but, as yet, unnamed. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ which should have been named ‘Windsor Surprise’ but…

7th October

…the leaves are already a tremendous colour. Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ Euonymus grandiflorus ‘Ruby Wine’ The main event at Burncoose today was to welcome Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach and…

4th October

…Camellia ‘Dazzler’ now full out. Other Camellia sasanquas out today included ‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby

12th December

…looking good in flower. Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Saxifraga ‘Black Ruby’ Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ just coming out. A fine batch of plants. Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ Helleborus ‘Annas Red’ Lupins in full…

30th November

…wonderful peeling bark in the sunshine. What a plant! Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Schefflera pauciflora (WWJ 11999) with nearly ripe seeds. Schefflera…

17th May

…on 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…

11th March

…Camellia Competition show on Saturday: Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ Camellia reticulata – white form Camellia reticulata – white form Nearly open magnolia buds picked from the garden winds…

1st March

…My vote so far is 6/10. Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ x Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ We had all missed a very big Pinus insignis branch…