9th July

…seed heads all here today. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi More Magnolia grandiflora flowers from below the lawn. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora An…

23rd June

…from New Zealand about 20 years ago.‘Main Street’ – with large and unpleasantly floppy flowers. MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ MAGNOLIA grandiflora ‘Main Street’ ‘Russet’ – with…

4th August

…I inspected last night. Not my idea of nice plants but each to his own! Magnolia grandiflora ‘Goliath’ Magnolia grandiflora ‘Goliath’ 2015 – CHW The grasscutting in the garden is…

30th November

…in this run of mild winters. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora This seed pod looks as if it might just be viable? If so a new first for us…

24th May

…magnolia! Magnolia grandiflora bark Magnolia grandiflora bark Magnolia grandiflora bark Magnolia grandiflora bark Magnolia grandiflora bark 2016 – CHW Arrived at Chelsea this morning to find we had been awarded…

15th October

grandiflora on the Top Wall which may, in time, contain viable seeds. Only after a hot summer is this magnolia ever likely to set seeds properly in our climate. Magnolia…

2nd September

…in the summer. Bignonia capreolata Bignonia capreolata Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ with just a hint of pink. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Secondary flowers (as usual) on…

5th August

…individual plants of Magnolia grandiflora ‘Maryland’ and ‘Goliath’ interspersed but these seem to have died out since I last looked closely which was probably years ago. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora

4th January

…as we have not had a frost yet! Another youngish plant also has a flower or two below the main ride. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia ‘March till frost’ 1972…

15th November

…the same as last year? Camellia ‘Noblissima’ Just as fine a flower on Magnolia grandiflora today as on Magnolia delavayi a day or two ago. Magnolia grandiflora The first quince…