11th March

…out. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Pink Cloud’ is another misnamed one really (like Magnolia zenii ‘Pink Parchment’). Just a hint of pink in the bud before it…

20th March

…Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ 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….

5th April

…Pudding’ a) Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ is a nice shaped cup like Brixton Belle but a rather muddy colour and not one to get too excited about. MAGNOLIA ‘Cleopatra’ MAGNOLIA ‘Cleopatra’…

7th June

…pinker than 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’…

22nd August

…and Aesculus sylvatica. Aesculus x glaucescens Aesculus x glaucescens A single secondary flower on Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’. Rather a darker colour than its spring flowers. In most instances secondary flowers are…

25th April

…excellent show. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Beside it the much newer New Zealand hybrid Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ is still showing nicely weeks after it first came out. Despite the leaves now…

8th March

…‘Felix Jury’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ – rather windblown. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Shirazz’ (Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia denudata) nearly full out and very dark against a dark sky. Planted in 2006 and…

31st March

…‘Gold Finch’ Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’, also 2014 planted, is well out now too against a cold blue sky. Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ has been out for weeks. Still holding…

12th April

…incisa Prunus incisa Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ now full out too. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ has faded but still a show after six weeks. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ A…

26th February

…I find a nice plant of Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’, one of Vance Hooper’s New Zealand creations. It is very nice indeed. We have a plant or two at Caerhays and have…