4th March

…from Lanhydrock, Magnolia ‘Albatross’, is out but a bit battered. Its leader bends over to one side proving its parentage from Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’. Magnolia ‘Albatross’ Magnolia ‘Albatross’ Then I…

24th February

…here which are not showing colour as yet. This is normal! Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling A second Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ planted…

25th December

…‘Alba’ nearly out by the greenhouses – not unusual. Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Camellia hiemalis ‘Yuletide’ – but of course! It is in a pot under cover but…

23rd February

…but nearer the true Chinese original. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ The New Zealand form of Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ is at its absolute best…

28th March

…amid the gloom. Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Hidden away behind it is a rather nice but unexpected Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ which…

3rd April

…two years. rhododendron planting rhododendron planting A good Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling above the rhododendron planting. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ A new clump of Rhododendron racemosum (pink form) just starting to…

15th January

…overpowering today above the greenhouse. The plant is now full out and breathtaking! Daphne bholua alba Daphne bholua alba Daphne bholua alba Daphne bholua alba In the small greenhouse a…

13th March

…the drive are suddenly full out and drooping down to enchant passing visitors. Magnolia campbellii alba seedling Magnolia campbellii alba seedling Magnolia campbellii alba seedling This errant deciduous azalea is…

11th March

…and true Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ between showers. Now full out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Early flowers out on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Perhaps a fortnight before expected most years. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’…

31st March

…season. ii) Which magnolia has the biggest flower? The contenders today are: Magnolia ‘Atlas’ from New Zealand Magnolia campbellii alba ‘Trelissick’ Magnolia campbellii alba seedling from main ride. Magnolia campbelli…