17th April

…just coming out. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ just opening. Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ now full out. Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Rhododendron…

16th March

…a later flowerer. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ This is Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ which continues to impress (Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple…

3rd May

…certainly catch on with enthusiasts. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Looking at the planting records I still cannot find Michelia maudiae where it…

22nd October

…liquidambars. Yellow, then reddish, then a real red although some leaves are still green. Quite a sight today in the pale sunlight. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’…

29th July

…broken (as usual). About three seed capsules in varying stages of development. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ First flowers high up on Eucryphia…

23rd August

…eaten by slugs but this is a good show which will probably persist to even more tertiary flowers as the leaves drop. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star

15th April

…first comes out. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ with its first flower somewhat battered. A new one to us. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia…

25th March

…a longstanding and well known hybrid soon to be superseded by better. From memory a Magnolia denudata form? Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ – more Star Wars…

11th April

…on the tongue. Prunus ‘Horinji’ Prunus ‘Horinji’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ (syn ‘Swedish Star’) is just out and what a good yellow it again is! Even the farmers liked it and…

31st October

…Magnolia ‘Star Wars’. An amazingly prolific tree and a UK Record Tree too. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Nicely contrasting autumn colours on Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’….