17th March

…First sibling seedling of M. ‘Kew’s Surprise’ Second sibling seedling of M. ‘Kew’s Surprise’ Two of Philip Tregunna’s hybrids to assess again as they start to open:Planted 1985 Magnolia sargentiana…

14th March

Surprise’ and ‘Felix Jury’ (top). ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and ‘Felix Jury’ ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and ‘Felix Jury’ Jaimie receiving one cup without handshake. Jaimie And Michael receives the other. Michael…

12th April

…with age (Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ is Magnolia ‘Galaxy’ x Magnolia ‘Toro’). Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x Magnolia ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia x brooklynensis…

1st April

…very campbellii alba shape. Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia ‘Kews Surprise’ with M campbellii alba seedlings behind it is similarly drab today but what a setting!…

9th April

…the original tree but here we have a treat and you can see the true colour. Magnolia ‘Kews Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Kews Surprise’ Stachyurus himalaicus is a rare, tender and slower…

24th April

…yellows collection. Time, yet again, to check the reference books. It is greenish yellow with a good shape, opening flattish. MAGNOLIA ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Pink Surprise’ MAGNOLIA ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Pink Surprise’…

11th March

…and true Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ between showers. Now full out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Early flowers out on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. Perhaps a fortnight before expected most years. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’…

1st May

…erected 10 days ago. robin has nested Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Pink Surprise’ is rather insipid above Crinodendron Hedge. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Woodsman’ x ‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia x brooklynensis…

10th March

…some note. Again variation in flower colour due to wind. Magnolia ‘Lanarth Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth Surprise’ A fine show on Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’ today. Camellia ‘Ruby Wedding’…

17th April

…and insides to the tepals that makes this special. The Magnolia ‘Pickards Ruby’ nearby has few flowers this year. Magnolia ‘Pickards Garnet’ The Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ in the Auklandii Garden…