13th May

…Borde Hill this is out now but I remember the old trees flowering here only in late summer. Magnolia fraseri Magnolia fraseri Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’, one of my mother’s favourites,…

5th May

…always used to flower in September/October but this was full out today. Much larger yellow flowers than I remember. Magnolia fraseri Magnolia fraseri Magnolia officinalis completes the trio of magnolia…

29th March

…Doubtful. Dicksonia squarrosa Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ with superb new growth appearing on this dwarfish shrub. No frost damage here! Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea Nana’ Photinia x fraseri ‘Atropurpurea…

30th November

fraseri Abies fraseri 2017 – CHW Three different named forms of Magnolia grandiflora all with buds still to open. Amazing for the time of year but normal in this run…

9th June

…thousands at it! 1941 – CW Magnolias parviflora, wilsoni, sinensis at best as a whole. Watsoni, fraseri, prostrata, denudata all good. Still a few conspicua and double camellias. Rho Cornish…

30th April

…CW All daffs over in Tin Garden. Auklandii still very good. Magnolia rostrata and fraseri out also. A good many Maddeni hybrids. Single peonies and two double out in Tin…

4th February

…small number of Rhodo’n buds makes the wood a bit dull. The American Azaleas came seven of them and Magnolia fraseri. Lutescens 1/6th open. 1925 – JCW Quite an early…