17th March

…so full of flower or looking better. Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’ Magnolia ‘Ian’s Red’ Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ and it really was despite the first two flowers being battered by wind. Camellia…

18th December

…Certainly one to propagate from. Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums 2015 – CHW A few camellias emerge early alongside the drive below the…

27th May

…this. Trevarrick Trevarrick Trevarrick Trevarrick Rhododendron (Azalea) calendulaceum ‘Sandling orange-red form’ is new to us and flowering for the first time. Unspectacular perhaps but an interesting colour. A very variable…

2nd June

…the eye today. Pinkish red with an orange flare. Hugely scented in today’s heatwave and gentler east winds. Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Pinkish red Then a red one…

9th May

…matures. Quercus semecarpifolia The leaves of Cercidiphyllum japonica ‘Red Fox’ are stunning now. Cercidiphyllum japonica ‘Red Fox’ Cercidiphyllum japonica ‘Red Fox’ Cercidiphyllum japonica ‘Red Fox’ Caragana arborescens ‘Walker’ with few…

18th April

…flower does not begin to fit the very dark red of the ‘Pocket Guide to Rhododendron Species’. haemaleum is a form of Rhododendron sanguineum which does have dark red flowers…

13th March

…in the magnolia season are now earlier than the mollicomatas and sargentiana robustas. Notably ‘Ians Red’, ‘Shirraz’, ‘Red Lion’ and ‘Plum Pudding’. 3. The ‘Lanarth’ magnolia seedlings flowered sparsely probably…

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…

29th March

…Rhododendron ‘Red Centurion’ nearly full out. Rhododendron’Red Centurion’ The record Cornish plant of Laurus azorica has an attractive flower for a bay laurel. Laurus azorica Laurus azorica Daphniphyllum macropodum var….

27th June

…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 today but not…