26th February

…have a startling new hybrid worthy of naming. Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ x Magnolia campbellii and “Betty Jessel” Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ x Magnolia campbellii and “Betty Jessel” Either way…

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….

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…

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

3rd March

…said it was worth registering and naming then. Rhododendron Rhododendron Rhododendron Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ is just out and not yet at its best. Smallish flowers still without its true colour….

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’….