14th April

…has flowered with us outside the nursery. Plenty of yellow here. I must catch it again in a couple of days. Magnolia ‘Goldfinch’ Magnolia ‘Goldfinch’ Magnolia ‘Goldfinch’ ‘Lili Diva’ takes…

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…

19th May

…vase.Karol starts to take some pictures of the developing stand. pictures of the developing stand pictures of the developing stand pictures of the developing stand pictures of the developing stand…

24th May

…(Read details of gold award for Burncoose.) Everyone is very happy. In the main marquee it turns out there are 67 gold medals which is an all-time record and probably…

12th July

…and 2000 off the others – about 1200 of the big Sinensis and 1000 of var Wilsoni. The top of Mag nitida has just died. Good rains lately but very…

10th September

of the grass cutting on the islands. A nasty job with lots of wasp nests. Some of the pampas grass clumps are flowering pink, some white. All the geese have…

3rd August

…finally out on Magnolia kwangtungensis (formerly Manglietia moto) and a bit on the dull side! It may have been better yesterday. Most of the earlier buds have dropped off the…

22nd April

…‘those presenting symptoms’ 3. It would seem that death certificates are not always being completed by doctors 4. All of this is of course because of the unavailability of PPE…

23rd May

…has 80,000 bottles of this exploding pink champagne to get rid of and the rest of the exhibitors are delighted to give him a hand. Finally we drag Naomie off…

6th May

…found that it did he grew them and we now have a clump of four adult plants outside the arch. One of the two shown here has a hint of