28th December

…and obviously excellent, at Rosemoor last spring. Mid-March in fact and only full out there then! Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’ Hamamelis mollis…

14th March

…flowering time this year. There is evidence of recent frost damage and a colder winter than ours. Hamamelis (mollis) brevipetala Hamamelis (mollis) brevipetala Hamamelis (mollis) brevipetala Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aphrodite’…

16th March

…This is Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ which continues to impress (Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’). Sister seedling to ‘Antje Zandee’ presumably and not much different. Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Vulcan’…

21st March

…Magnolia ‘Serene’ – an interesting first flower. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Serene’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’ – now named ‘Aphrodite’ or ‘Antje Zandee’. The latter…