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’…

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…

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….

23rd March

…year except on the lower branches. younger Magnolia ‘J C Williams’ A young Magnolia ‘Charles Raffill’ is coming out. Very similar to Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ I think. Magnolia ‘Charles Raffill’…

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…

3rd March

…well which is most unusual for the first week in March. Gunnera manicata Gunnera manicata A young Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ flowering away below White Stiles. young Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ A…

29th August

…be a young travelling male looking for new territory. This often happens at harvest time when young squirrels living in hedgerows by cornfields move on when the corn is cut….

27th March

…old beech with lots of old squirrel damage but I find a young ash badly infected with ash dieback and half dead. All the ash will have to go in…

18th April

…are often too small to go straight into the garden from pots. Hence the need to grow them on. young pot grown rhododendrons young pot grown rhododendrons young pot grown…