26th February

…winner. I attach again my pictures from yesterday from a different ‘Betty Jessel’ so that you can make your own comparison. Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ I…

4th March

…Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia…

8th March

…different but a good enough form. Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ A young Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ – quite superb but the wind is ruining it. Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’…

7th September

…off 2. ‘Felix Jury’ x ‘Betty Jessel’ 3. ‘Purple Sensation’ x ‘Felix Jury ‘ 4. ‘Sir Harold Hiller’ x ‘Lanarth Surprise ‘ 5. ‘Betty Jessel’x ‘Feix Jury’ 6. ‘Betty Jessel…

11th February

…This variety is a sport of ‘Betty Sheffield’ which is pure white! ‘Betty Sheffield Supreme’ has red frills so we appear to have propagated a branch that has reverted or…

25th February

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ – Betty Jessel and Darjeeling look wonderful side by side so that one can compare the colours in one…

5th March

…tree. Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ and Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta (just coming out) in the Ririei Opening. Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ and Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta Flowers out on…

21st March

…Cephalotaxus fortunei laden with flowers and pollen. Cephalotaxus fortunei Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ just about to show. Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Ilex kingiana with…

24th February

…which is hardly out yet. Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ at its absolute best. Flowers which have opened on their…

27th March

…making a decent tree. Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ The…