27th February

…‘Leonard Messel’ Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ Rhododendron moupinense in its prime too. Rhododendron moupinense Rhododendron moupinense Rhododendron moupinense A rather better and darker flowered Camellia granthamiana than the…

10th April

…possibly Rhododendron concatenans or Rhododendron cinnabarinum? Is it lepidote or elepidote – need to check. MAGNOLIA ‘Raspberry Fun’ MAGNOLIA ‘Raspberry Fun’ aka ‘Leonard Messel’!! Jim Gardiner puts me firmly right…

12th November

…that were open were blown away in the gales. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ with a great show outside the back yard. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard

4th September

…seen. I have an article on Burncoose about propagating Camellia seeds. Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ 1991 – FJW All harvest in – yield as good as we have…

27th November

Messel’ outside the back yard. Attractive today. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ First flowers on Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ as early as usual. Just the odd branch. Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Azalea ‘Hinomayo’ Some…

25th February

…‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ – first few pink flowers here and there….

31st January

…over and time for a proper trip around the garden without a rush but still the magnolias rush out! Outside the back yard Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ has a…

14th March

…and is becoming a vigorous small tree. This means it is a Magnolia kobus x M. stellata (ie a x loebneri) seedling from Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’. As I…

29th March

…and is a great improvement on ‘Leonard Messel’. This is Symplocus dryophylla full out. The flower is perhaps not much different from the earlier unnamed one but the leaf, overall…