4th March

…‘Alba’ seedling in the Auklandii Garden is at its best in the sun. Pinkish flamingos indeed! Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling Petals falling under the Magnolia campbellii…

24th February

…here which are not showing colour as yet. This is normal! Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ seedling A second Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ planted…

12th May

…we have had this at Chelsea but too close to the flowers shattering to be worth the effort today. CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Alba’ CAMELLIA ‘Mathotiana Alba’ Camellia ‘Mathotiana Alba’ – same…

23rd February

…but nearer the true Chinese original. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ The New Zealand form of Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ is at its absolute best…

25th December

…Magnolia grandifloras Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ nearly out by the greenhouses – not unusual. Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Daphne bholua ‘Alba’ Camellia hiemalis ‘Yuletide’ – but of course! It is in a…

15th January

…overpowering today above the greenhouse. The plant is now full out and breathtaking! Daphne bholua alba Daphne bholua alba Daphne bholua alba Daphne bholua alba In the small greenhouse a…

3rd April

…year of the two good Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ seedlings. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ seedlings A rather better sky today to show off Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ Magnolia campbellii…

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!…

28th March

Alba seedling Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Magnolia campbellii Alba seedling Hidden away behind it is a rather nice but unexpected Camellia ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ which was raised in New Zealand….

13th May

…mist houses. Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’ Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’ at the front of Burncoose House. Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’ Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’ Rosa banksia ‘Alba Plena’…