Plant Profile: Camellia ‘Night Rider’

Camellia 'Night Rider' possesses the sort of qualities that would lead one to expect it to be massively popular, yet it is but rarely seen.   Raised in New Zealand by Os Blumhardt, its parents are C.'Ruby Bells' x C.'Kuro-tsubaki'. It first flowered in 1980. The flowers are dark red and the petals waxy textured.…

End of month view April 2016

Three months ago we arrived back from seven weeks in Australia thinking that in large measure we'd put winter behind us while we were away. It seems to have been an exceptionally long haul into better weather and though the days are longer and the light brighter, the temperatures are no higher than they've been…