24th March

…the name really be M. denudata var. purpurascens. I assume so. Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ Carpinus laxiflora with reddish catkins. Ten years old tree. Not seen before. Carpinus laxiflora Carpinus…

12th April

…Rhododendron niveum Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ is rather better than anything we saw yesterday. Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ Camellia ‘Candy Apple’ is perhaps an odd name for a red camellia? Some/most flowers are single…

21st April

…from Cherry Tree as I remember it. Magnolia ‘Blushing Belle’ Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ – we have others but first nice flowers on this one. Magnolia ‘Purpurascens’ When we first were given…

28th March

…Mag denudata purpurascens shows colour in the bud of a pale pink. Corylopsis are very nice. 1927 – JCW Very much as in 1923 across the page it seems to…

25th March

…I remember. This plant was originally Magnolia denudata var purpurascens otherwise known in the 1920s as Magnolia sprengeri var elongata. However since sprengeri elongata is white and the plant beside…