13th March

…mollicomatas full out by Red Linney. Magnolia mollicomatas Magnolia mollicomatas Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ just breaking below Red Linney. A curiously shaped spreading tree. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Magnolia denudate ‘Forrest Pink’…

25th March

…better news in the garden. Today a look at some stachyurus species which are related to hazels.The first sycamore leaves have appeared by The Fernery. sycamore leaves Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ about…

28th March

…rhodo as I have said before. Rhododendron cilpinense Rhododendron cilpinense Rhododendron cilpinense Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ is now full out after eight weeks of showing some colour. The shape and size of…

27th June

…flowers still on Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Tucked away in the shade Hydrangea ‘Lanarth’ looks great. Hydrangea ‘Lanarth’ Hydrangea ‘Lanarth’ Hydrangea serrata ‘Shichidanka’ is a funny mix of pink and…

10th April

…Linney which he refused to name. Magnolia mollicomata x Magnolia dawsoniana from memory but it is perhaps better than both? One of Dad’s hybrids Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ is now full out….

30th August

…praecox on the drive. Very different in appearance to the racemes of seed on Stachyurus chinensis. Stachyurus praecox Stachyurus praecox Secondary flowers, as usual, on Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Heptacodium…

19th February

…more frost we all hope.Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ on the drive is showing colour absurdly early as this is a late April New Zealander normally. Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ Then we have a few…

21st September

…Mahonia fortunei ‘Winter Prince’ 2015 – CHW A second flowering on Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ and on Magnolia denudata ‘Forrest Pink’. As with previous offerings nothing to get too excited about but…

4th March

…‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ just starting. Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ Magnolia ‘Rebecca’s Perfume’ Magnolia ‘Elizabeth Holman’ quite superb. Planted in 2014. Magnolia ‘Elizabeth Holman’ Magnolia ‘Elizabeth Holman’ Magnolia ‘Vairano’ (Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ x Magnolia…

17th March

…‘High Fragrance’ Magnolia ‘Vairano’ is an excellent thing! (Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ x Magnolia campbellii) Magnolia ‘Vairano’ Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ is not particularly. Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ An exciting moment – the recently…