26th February

…the inside of the tepals/petals was paler than ‘Betty Jessel’. I photographed Betty yesterday.So off Jaimie went with his cut flower to compare the two flowers side by side. If…

4th March

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

25th February

…Jessel’ 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…

21st March

…Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ just about to show. Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Ilex kingiana with berries and flower. Ilex kingiana Rhododendron ‘Broughtonii’ just coming out. This group were…

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…

24th February

…‘Betty Jessel’. When it grows a bit it will be as good as the 30-footer in the Rireii Opening which is hardly out yet. Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia campbellii…

9th May

…still flowering decently today: Magnolia ‘Jane’ Magnolia ‘Jane’ Magnolia ‘Jane’ Magnolia ‘Ricki’ Magnolia ‘Ricki’ Magnolia ‘Ricki’ Magnolia ‘Betty’ Magnolia ‘Betty’ Magnolia ‘Betty’ Magnolia ‘Ann’ Magnolia ‘Ann’ Magnolia ‘Ann’ Magnolia ‘Judy’…

15th April

…Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ – what a colour! Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia…

10th March

…just coming out in Kennel Close. The original plant is nearly over today. Planted 2014. Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ is indeed strongly scented and a…

19th March

…the year. A last flower on Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ at the garden entrance. Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Rhododendron ‘Emma Williams’ is semi deciduous but looking a good colour today….