27th February

…fine today. Best camellia in the garden today? Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ Rhododendron moupinense in its prime too. Rhododendron moupinense Rhododendron moupinense…

7th August

…the 15-20ft tall tree. I have never seen ‘Leonard Messel’ do this before. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ 2019 –…

10th April

…yellow flowers, 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…

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

…is as near red as any I have seen. I have an article on Burncoose about propagating Camellia seeds. Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ Camellia ‘Leonard Messel’ 1991 – FJW All harvest…

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…

4th April

…‘High Sheriff’ (Caerhays/FJW bred) is just opening. Rhododendron ‘High Sheriff’ Rhododendron ‘High Sheriff’ The Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ is nearly full out outside the back yard in front of…

25th February

…‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia ‘Hot Lips’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ – first few pink flowers here and there. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ 2018 – CHW Overnight the east wind…

31st January

…a rush but still the magnolias rush out! Outside the back yard Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ has a pink flower or two right at the top of the tree….

14th March

…(ie a x loebneri) seedling from Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’. As I have written before this is a very good floriferous magnolia for smaller gardens. Magnolia ‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia…