31st January

…the most reliable early flowerers Camellia ‘High Hat’ Camellia ‘Apollo’ – full out Camellia ‘Apollo’ Camellia ‘Apollo’ Camellia ‘Monica Dance’ – with nice stripes in the petals Camellia ‘Monica Dance’…

11th April

…‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Gold Star’. Magnolia ‘Tranquility’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not at all bad. Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Apollo’. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ still out weeks on from starting….

23rd March

…Helen’ on the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ But a much less ruined Magnolia ‘Apollo’ just below it. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ The unnamed deciduous azalea which is…

1st January

…beyond repair while others remain intact. Not much hope for the smaller buds with their outer coverings gone – sad! Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ 2017 – CHW Noticeably…

1st December

…all the buds look in the same state. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ First flowers on Camellia x williamsii ‘St Ewe’. The same old and fairly recently cut down…

21st March

…‘Apollo’ very fine despite the biting east wind. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ not terribly exciting. Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x…

27th March

…damage to clear up in this area with a few deads. branch damage Another good young Magnolia ‘Apollo’. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Yet another new one flowering for the first time. This…

18th March

…at Tregothnan. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Wonderful new growth on Eriobotrya deflexa. Eriobotrya deflexa ‘Flowers’ which are merely separate clusters of anthers and stamens on Cercidophyllum japonicum. Cercidophyllum japonicum 2018…

1st April

…new to me in its first flowering in Kennel Close. Nothing startling I fear. Magnolia ‘Angelica’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ – probably our largest plant of this in full display. Magnolia ‘Apollo’…

23rd May

…Still a few buds and flowers on Magnolia ‘Apollo’ – what a ‘laster’! Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ This area will, as usual, be the first to be cut in about…