5th April

…they will improve with age. Just a hint of ‘tulip’. Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Spectrum’ rather faded and battered about (Magnolia liliiflora ‘Nigra’ x Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’)….

21st March

…and better. Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ is excellent too but, as yet, unnamed. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Pickard’s Ruby’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’…

11th April

…Marie’ x ‘Black Tulip’ has been out for a while now and the leaves are emerging. Paler than ‘Black Tulip’ as you would expect but with a rounded Black Tulip

27th April

…yellow. We need more photos for the Burncoose website. Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’ A two year from planting Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’ is not yet as good as I…

3rd March

…immeasurably.Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ is just coming out and not as dark in bud as Magnolia ‘Genie’ from a day ago. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia…

17th April

…still well behind the Burncoose one. Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’ I thought this was Sorbus megalocarpa on the plan, but I am very wrong. Attractive bronzy new growth…

7th April

…letting. Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Honey Tulip’ Illicium simonii planted out at Burncoose only two years ago is flowering nicely for the first time. Very different to the Illicium anisatum…

30th April

…new first time flowering magnolias (to me anyway): MAGNOLIA ‘Rose Marie x Black Tulip’ MAGNOLIA ‘Rose Marie x Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie x Black Tulip’ is a very late…

8th March

…Zandee’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Purple Dream’ – first flowering here Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x ‘Purple Dream’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’…

18th May

…near out but buds just visible now. Magnolia sieboldii ‘Genesis’ x Magnolia virginiana Magnolia sieboldii ‘Genesis’ x Magnolia virginiana Last flowers on Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’. Magnolia ‘Honey Liz’ Magnolia ‘Honey