16th March

…a later flowerer. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ This is Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ which continues to impress (Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple…

17th April

…just coming out. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ just opening. Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ now full out. Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Rhododendron…

3rd May

…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 where it…

29th July

…broken (as usual). About three seed capsules in varying stages of development. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ First flowers high up on Eucryphia…

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….

23rd August

…eaten by slugs but this is a good show which will probably persist to even more tertiary flowers as the leaves drop. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star

15th April

of the start of the repairs to the Old Dog Kennels below the Kitchen Garden. It is starting to look like a building again. This is the building which Natural…

25th March

…which are members of the Podocarpus family. I had thought this was one of our two plants of Prumnopitys andina (Podocarpus andinus) but, when I google it, it comes up…

11th April

…known the name of this pure white magnolia on Bond Street. It is one of the very last of the non-yellow magnolias to perform. pure white magnolia First leaves out…

31st October

…– CHW A gift of a new magnolia hybrid from Egbert Talsma in the Netherlands. I attach his letter to me and a couple of photographs of the plant which…