16th March

…bud! Another New Zealand bred winner which will go on to be very popular as a later flowerer. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’…

17th April

…flower opens. Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ just showing colour. Wonderful bud coverings! Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ Michelia x foggii ‘Jack Fogg’ What…

3rd May

…mature flowers open out flat and turn finally a rich creamy yellow. This new variety will certainly catch on with enthusiasts. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’…

22nd October

…are still green. Quite a sight today in the pale sunlight. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’…

15th April

…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 ‘Purple…

25th March

…‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ – more Star Wars than purple in its first flowering. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’…

11th April

…‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Gold Star’. Magnolia ‘Tranquility’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not at all bad. Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Apollo’. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ still out weeks on from starting….

31st October

…‘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’. Magnolia…

29th July

…Still no leaf colouration yet and the central leader has broken (as usual). About three seed capsules in varying stages of development. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’…

17th January

…It is Magnolia Red Lion which is the same cross as Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ and therefore a lengthy flowerer. The colour is perhaps slightly less insipid than ‘Star Wars’ but…