11th April

…‘Tranquility’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not at all bad. Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Apollo’. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ still out weeks on from starting. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ What a sight this…

3rd April

…‘Elizabeth’ Another Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ just out on the drive. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ My favourite daffodil is Narcissus ‘King Alfred’ with its huge trumpets. These are at the Top Lodge but there…

25th April

…‘Purple Prince’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ still putting on a good show on the drive. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ out early as usual. I have never really noticed the individual…

14th April

…‘Pink Surprise’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ is now fully open and a very different colour to the bud. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Nice new growth on Aesculus wilsonii. Aesculus wilsonii Prunus mahaleb,…

23rd April

…Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ was showing colour two weeks ago but only now out. Even later into flower than even M. ‘Serene’, M. ‘Margaret Helen’ and M. ‘Apollo’. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’…

28th April

…and planted out three years ago are making good clumps and excellent progress. Rhododendron ‘Broughtonii’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ with its first flower on this plant. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Rhododendron ‘Emma Williams’ is…

25th March

…Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not yet out so very late and heavily budded with huge buds. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Early Rose’ – the second plant…

29th March

…pseudochrysanthemum Rhododendron pseudochrysanthemum Rhododendron pseudochrysanthemum Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ full out now. Staphylea holocarpa ‘Rosea’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ which is usually out much later. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ First flowers on Magnolia ‘Sibille’ in…

30th March

…door but the door needs a few repairs. We saw the plaque last week. Tin Garden shed Flowers opening on Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ in Old Park. They have not moved much…

9th April

…Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia liliiflora ‘Holland Red’ has now been named as ‘Olav Kalleberg’. It is going to be a superb thing. ‘Olav Kalleberg’ Magnolia…