4th March

…‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ – its first proper flowering in Kennel Close. Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’…

19th February

…Kennel Close (planted 2010). Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia mollocomata ‘Werrington’ (planted 2012). Magnolia mollocomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia mollocomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia mollocomata ‘Werrington’ First flower on Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’….

8th January

…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 of the coppery new…

25th February

…in 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…

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

…hydrangea Magnolia ‘Westonbirt’ just emerging. I assume a campbellii from Westonbirt? Magnolia ‘Westonbirt’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ just coming out at the top above Hovel Cart Road. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ I have often…

2nd May

…‘St Keverne’) ‘Charlotte de Rothschild’ (fortunei subsp. discolor x ‘St Keverne’) ‘Naomi Paris’ (‘Aurora’ x fortunei 1926) ‘Naomi Paris’ (‘Aurora’ x fortunei 1926) ‘Hawk Crest’ (wardii x ‘Lady Bessborough’ 1940)…

5th March

…the cold wind. Is ‘Ruth’ that much different from ‘Aurora’ I wonder? Both very nice New Zealanders. Magnolia ‘Ruth’ Magnolia ‘Ruth’ The first windblown and far too pale flowers on…

21st March

…which, despite its name, are its sister seedlings. Paler pink and more upright in habit perhaps. Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Some views of Kennel Close planting with Magnolias ‘Aurora’, ‘Plum Pudding’…