11th April

…As far as I can work out this has not yet got a registered name. I suspect it will! Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x…

9th May

…japonica Rhododendron ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ is a good deep red. Rhododendron ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ Rhododendron ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ The first yellowish royalii hybrid is out but not…

25th April

…from Quebec and Newfoundland and is more often white than pinkish-purple as here. Looks very tough. Rhododendron canadense Rhododendron canadense Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x ‘Black Tulip’ (no registered name) is…

30th April

…new first time flowering magnolias (to me anyway): MAGNOLIA ‘Rose Marie x Black Tulip’ MAGNOLIA ‘Rose Marie x Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie x Black Tulip’ is a very late…

4th April

…‘William Hertrich’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ has three flowers coming out. Small but not bad and lots more to come. Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’…

17th November

…Farm’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Crimson King’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Marie Steiner’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Showa-no-sake’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Yoimachi’ ‘Misty Morn’ – a good one! ‘Misty Morn’ ‘Misty…

5th April

…putting on a show. Rhododendron cumberlandense Magnolia ‘Sulphur Cockatoo’ (Gresham Hybrid) not yet doing much. Magnolia ‘Sulphur Cockatoo’ Magnolia ‘Chamaeleon’ not that impressive either. Magnolia ‘Chamaeleon’ Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x…

18th May

…know but, having seen the trailer, where I have a bit to say in the Billiard Room, and there are clips of Exbury with Marie-Louise Agius combined with rhododendrons in…

23rd May

…The RHS gala evening champagne is filthy, the eats are better than usual but of course no one would think of buying any plants. Suddenly Michael Balston and Marie-Louise Agius…

30th March

…Magnolia ‘George Henry Kern’ Magnolia ‘George Henry Kern’ The label has vanished here since last year but this is the second flowering of Magnolia ‘Rose Marie’ x ‘Black Tulip’. Magnolia…