25th March

Wars than purple in its first flowering. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ – I saw this first at Hergest Croft…

17th January

…It is Magnolia Red Lion which is the same cross as Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ and therefore a lengthy flowerer. The colour is perhaps slightly less insipid than ‘Star Wars’ but…

31st October

…‘Star Wars’. An amazingly prolific tree and a UK Record Tree too. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Nicely contrasting autumn colours on Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’. Magnolia…

28th September

…yet another: Magnolia ‘Star Wars’. Unusually this year the second flowering is rather pale as opposed to being much darker than the spring flush. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’…

4th January

…Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ A clump of seedling Eriobotrya japonica (fourth japonica in three days!) planted on an old bonfire where I thought they would never live or…

9th February

…Kennel Close. Tiny flowers which are unformed and yellowish. Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Purple Dream’ x ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ similarly afflicted. Magnolia mollicomata ‘Werrington’ Magnolia…

2nd August

…macrophylla Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ is performing again with a new flush of secondary flowers much redder than those in the spring. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ 2017 – CHW…

22nd October

…Quite a sight today in the pale sunlight. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’ with late flowers….

3rd May

…variety will certainly catch on with enthusiasts. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Looking at the planting records I still cannot find Michelia maudiae…

15th April

Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ with its first flower somewhat battered. A new one to us. Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia ‘Purple Globe’ Magnolia (Michelia) platypetala…