24th March

…‘Purpurascens’ – second flowering. This is very good too as I thought last year. Should the name really be M. denudata var. purpurascens. I assume so. Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’…

21st April

…Magnolia ‘Blushing Belle’ with its first flower with us. A ‘Caerhays Belle’ seedling I assume. Again a purchase from Cherry Tree as I remember it. Magnolia ‘Blushing Belle’ Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’…

12th April

…sort of hue! Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Rhododendron niveum Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ is rather better than anything we saw yesterday. Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ is perhaps an odd name for…

25th March

…‘Sayonara’ has a much smaller whiter flower than I remember. This plant was originally Magnolia denudata var purpurascens otherwise known in the 1920s as Magnolia sprengeri var elongata. However since…

28th March

…bloom, a few blooms on the nursery Stellata seedling. Mag denudata purpurascens shows colour in the bud of a pale pink. Corylopsis are very nice. 1927 – JCW Very much…

2nd April

…it down to 18-24in? Another nearby plant is fine perhaps in more shade. I see a topical tip video looming. Camellia pittardii Acer purpurascens has been looking sickly and is…