24th August

…in the reference books. Duranta erecta Duranta erecta Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’ scenting the air around the cash point. Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’ Daphne x transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’…

29th March

…(Michelia) ‘Eternal Spring’ is a cross between M. laevifolia and M. maudiae ‘Eternal’. Strangely devoid of leaves but the flowers and new shoots are fine. A new entry for the…

4th April

…the base of the tepals. Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ Another from Raf is…

5th May

…florida ‘Eternal’ Cornus florida ‘Eternal’ Lithocarpus lepidocarpus with its wind-scorched old leaves and striking red new growth. Quite a find as this is a new species to us. Lithocarpus lepidocarpus…

12th April

…Sunshine’ Pterocarya fraxinifolia Pterocarya fraxinifolia Sorbus yuana Sorbus yuana Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ – and it certainly is. Flowers over a very long period. Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ Sophora…

22nd March

…looking good. Rhododendron arboreum ‘Tony Shilling’ Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ living up to its name. Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ 2021 – CHW A late afternoon garden tour with Tom…

28th March

…verticillata Magnolia ‘Phelan Bright’ also spot on today. Magnolia ‘Phelan Bright’ Magnolia ‘Phelan Bright’ In the greenhouse a flower on Michelia laevifolia x Michelia maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’. Michelia laevifolia x…

27th August

…x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ is now 10-12 feet tall and growing away well in the Aucklandii Garden. In flower in the nursery last spring this was impressive. Thankfully in…

20th December

…secondary new growth looking lush and good. Schefflera shweliensis Plenty of buds on Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’. Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ Schefflera trevesoides (BWJ…

9th March

…nursery. Magnolia ‘Genie’ Magnolia cylindrica ‘Lv Xing’ which we used to call M. ‘Sunrise’. Magnolia cylindrica ‘Lv Xing’ Magnolia (Michelia) ‘Eternal Spring’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia (Michelia) ‘Eternal