11th March

…ago but not on this plant. Rhododendron moupinense Rhododendron moupinense The New Zealand bred Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ just coming out. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Pink Cloud’ is another…

20th March

…is a bit battered in the wind but promising. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Deep Purple Dream’ shows potential for the future but damaged today. Magnolia ‘Black…

5th April

…MAGNOLIA ‘Cleopatra’ b) Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’, conversely, is a good colour but we need to see it full open to assess the final flower shape. Perhaps 6 or 7 out of…

7th June

…this. Azalea viscosum Azalea viscosum Eremurus x isabellinus ‘Cleopatra’ just coming out. We needed website photos. Eremurus x isabellinus ‘Cleopatra’ Eremurus x isabellinus ‘Cleopatra’ Eremurus ‘White Beauty Favourite’ Eremurus ‘White…

22nd August

…Close. x neglecta is a cross between Aesculus flava and Aesculus sylvatica. Aesculus x glaucescens Aesculus x glaucescens A single secondary flower on Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’. Rather a darker colour than…

25th April

…Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ is still showing nicely weeks after it first came out. Despite the leaves now appearing it is a delicate light colour. Mauve not pink or red at this…

26th February

…east wind which bodes ill for the magnolias. Not a day to venture outside but in the Burncoose cash point I find a nice plant of Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’, one of…

25th March

…hundred and forty visitors to the garden last Sunday. Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ – not one of the very best New Zealand hybrids perhaps but very well worth its place. ‘Cleopatra’ is…

27th February

…Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ I suspect but very nice none the less. Magnolia ‘Mount Pironga’ Magnolia ‘Mount Pironga’ Further on another Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ seedling which is flowering much more prolifically than ever…