26th February

…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 I am right we have…

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’…

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

…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 berries and flower….

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

…good as the 30-footer in the Rireii Opening which is hardly out yet. Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Philip Tregunna’ at its…

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

…plant is nearly over today. Planted 2014. Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ is indeed strongly scented and a bumble bee was trying a flower. This is…

19th March

…I will enjoy learning about them, seeing them flower, and perform later in the year. A last flower on Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’ at the garden entrance. Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty