11th April

…not in the Callaway reference book. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ has a silly name and insignificant flowers that have been battered and are nothing ‘cup’…

17th March

…‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Rhododendron russatum now full out and a striking blue. Rhododendron russatum Rhododendron russatum Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’ – finally I manage to capture the missing pictures for the…

18th March

…Magnolia cylindrica being unknown. Not a lot of difference between ‘Angelica’ or ‘Pegasus’ really. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ is good. Oddly Jaimie bought a small grafted plant of…

2nd March

…Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ A good bit of laurel hedge cutting. laurel hedge One of the two huge beech trees which fell into the old walled garden before…

20th March

…not a hint of pink, at the base, and is a far larger and more upright pure white. A New Zealand Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ True M. campbellii ‘Alba’ CAMELLIA ‘Anticipation

25th March

…‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ – quite a longstanding and well known hybrid soon to be superseded by better. From memory a Magnolia denudata form? Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia…

28th March

…One of the best dozen x williamsii varieties I think and well up with Debbie, Brigadoon, Anticipation etc. Parrotia persica has a most extraordinary branch and stem structure in this…

31st March

…‘R L Wheeler’ has a branch which is sporting white variegated flowers rather than pure red ones as they should be. Much like Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’. We must try to…

7th February

…macropodum is dying as you can see from the base of the trunk. One side of the tree is dead and the other side seeded furiously last autumn in anticipation

1st September

…autumn tints in anticipation of its demise. It seems a shame to cut it down really. Toxiodendron Dierama pulcherrimum has huge ripe seed heads ready for Asia to collect. These…