5th April

…has its first three dark flowers. Never seen Dark Purple Dream and Black Tulip not out yet to compare. MAGNOLIA ‘Petit Chicon’ MAGNOLIA ‘Petit Chicon’ e) Magnolia ‘ Petit Chicon’…

14th April

…quite a hint of yellow in the small and oddly shaped buds. This one is popular in nursery sales. Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ The first time Magnolia ‘Goldfinch’…

31st March

…of flowering. Not really a proper yellow but ok as a halfway house? Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ Magnolia ‘Wadas Memory’ full out with its drooping flowers. Magnolia ‘Wadas…

21st April

…time. Today initially is more of the same. Magnolia ‘Goldfinch’ now full out. Magnolia ‘Goldfinch’ Likewise Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’. Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ And Magnolia ‘Anya’. Not bad!…

8th April

…‘Raspberry Fun’ Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ with its first flower out. Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ Rhododendron macabeanum at its very best. Splendid and a first prize at Savill. Rhododendron macabeanum Rhododendron macabeanum…

25th April

Chicon’ has its first yellowish flower. Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ Three plants of the deciduous Rhododendron canadense awaiting planting which I bought at Rosemoor from David Millais. Not a species that…