4th March

…‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ – its first proper flowering in Kennel Close. Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Rhododendron barbatum is now full out. We…

19th February

…Magnolia campbellii Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ just out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ in Kennel Close (planted 2010). Magnolia ‘Aurora’…

25th February

…1955. First of only a few flowers. true Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ – not as good as Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ but not far off. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Laura Sayler’…

14th March

…day on. Magnolia ‘Delia Williams’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ just out in Kennel Close. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Sir Harold Hillier’ just starting but wind damaged overnight. Magnolia ‘Sir Harold Hillier’…

8th January

…first turning bronzy-yellow. Larger plants still to show colour. Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aurora’ Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Aurora’ A nice new batch of plants labelled as Eriobotrya ‘Coppertone’ without any sign…

23rd February

…some years. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Elizabeth Holman’ Magnolia ‘Elizabeth Holman’ Magnolia ‘Vairano’ gets better and better as others have said that it would. Magnolia ‘Vairano’ Magnolia ‘Vairano’ Magnolia…

29th February

…is very striking indeed. We have a larger plant above Hovel Cart Road. This is a very good magnolia with a good shape to it. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia…

1st March

…‘Westonbirt’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ just coming out at the top above Hovel Cart Road. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ I have often said in past year’s how much better Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ is than…

17th March

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ Magnolia ‘JC Williams’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘JC Williams’ now called ‘Anne Leitner’ ‘Anne Leitner’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Westonbirt’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Westonbirt’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia…

2nd May

…Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Douggie Bettridge’ (fortunei x ‘Jalisco’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei subsp. discolor x ‘St Keverne’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei subsp. discolor x ‘St Keverne’) ‘Naomi Paris’ (‘Aurora’…