13th May

…it took us years to notice it was even flowering! Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ A huge elderly clump of Rhododendron loderi which…

30th May

…Kennel Close. Why are the buds and flowers so much larger than on the original? Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ The Magnolia ‘Daphne’ in Kennel Close…

25th May

…Donkey Shoe and, for now at least, the flowers are larger. What a simply wonderful magnolia this is! Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ A few Crataegus…

25th July

…‘Indian Summer’ – tall growing with bronzy foliage. Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’ Alstroemeria ‘Summer Breeze’ – same applies. Nice colour mix close up but not so eye-catching. Looks…

7th June

…25 year old original tree. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ smelling disgusting (as it was last week)! Magnolia ‘Southern Belle’ Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ smelling about…

26th May

…magnolia with huge buds in Kennel Close turns out to be Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’. Label has vanished. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Aesculus woerlitzensis is nicely in flower. I…

31st October

…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 ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia…

12th May

…Chelsea defector. Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ 2018 – CHW Jaimie and the garden team have given a ‘light’ pruning (as we discussed a week or so ago) and…

25th June

…come from Ecuador. Magnolia fansipanensis comes from North Vietnam’s tallest mountain. If you are still confused so am I!] Magnolia crassifolia Magnolia crassifolia Magnolia crassifolia Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’ was clearly…