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…

30th November

grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora This seed pod looks as if it might just be viable? If so a new first for us as M. grandiflora has never before produced…

23rd June

…all came 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’…

2nd September

…but sadly no flowers 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…

4th August

…fine Magnolia grandiflora ‘Goliath’ which has narrower and more pointed leaves than most other forms of M grandiflora. This specimen grows in the garden of a lady who collects succulents…

24th August

…To be fair this one was only out a little later than some of the others. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ 2019 – CHW A few…

24th May

…a 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…

9th October

…fruiting for the first time. Sorbus aff. ligustrifolia. Sorbus aff. ligustrifolia First fruits we have ever seen on x Crataemespilus grandiflora. Arching branches. x Crataemespilus grandiflora x Crataemespilus grandiflora x…

12th February

…green Frost damage to the newer growth on the scented rhododendrons. scented rhododendrons Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Grandiflora’ at its best. Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Grandiflora’ Sycopsis sinensis nearly evergreen. Sycopsis sinensis Sycoparrotia semidecidua…

5th August

…probably years ago. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora The last two times I have gone to look for the rare Mexican Magnolia dealbata its intermittent flowers were either not out or…