21st March

…for the princesses’ intervention. Caerhays bred along with ‘Kew Surprise’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ The true, original, and small growing (Trewithen) Magnolia cylindrica just coming out….

12th April

…Jaimie] which is somewhat different again. This is not yet a plant which we grow. MAGNOLIA ‘Margaret Helen’ MAGNOLIA ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ is finally out on the drive….

14th March

…been the annual gardening weekend. Magnolia ‘Kew Surprise’ just out in the Auklandii Garden. Magnolia ‘Kew Surprise’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ and Camellia japonica. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ and Camellia…

25th April

…won the magnolia cup at Rosemoor. New Zealand bred and of similar parentage to ‘Caerhays Surprise’. A lovely colour and very late. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’…

23rd March

…east wind battered Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ on the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ But a much less ruined Magnolia ‘Apollo’ just below it. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ The…

31st March

…is now our best example of ‘Princess Margaret’. Another has partially keeled over. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Prunus ‘Matsumae-beni-yukata’ full out and splendid. The National Trust…

28th March

…‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ The two enormous trees of Magnolia kobus var. borealis in the Rookery looking splendid. Magnolia kobus var. borealis Laurelia sempervirens in full flower back from…

25th March

…best thing in the garden today. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Philip’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Philip’ Another stunner against a blue sky is Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’. Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’…

19th February

…in the wind but it has not worked! palms Camellia ‘Margaret Davis’ was especially fine in the camellia sales area. Camellia ‘Margaret Davis’ Camellia ‘Margaret Davis’ The large and nearly…

10th April

…the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ just coming out. One of several but this one largely unblemished. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ By popular request from Rod White here…