13th March

…a good magnolia for a smaller garden slowly comes out. A long lasting flower by magnolia standards. Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ First flowers on the drive plant of…

17th April

…Despite several prior attempts to come out only for the early flowers to be frosted or hailed away Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ is still pretty good. It is the white edging…

21st April

…on two neighbouring plants. Rhododendron albrectii Rhododendron albrectii Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ as good as I have ever seen it. Actually I think it is ‘Pickards Ruby’ – Garnet is nearby….

11th March

…has a few rogue flowers out two months early. I saw this too on a plant near Trewithen House in early February and at Burncoose. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’…