4th June

…of Magnolia globosa from Eisenhut in Switzerland. Two died in this spot but now we have the first flowers or buds anyway. Magnolia globosa is short lived but this is…

26th June

globosa is now full out with rather more flowers than I had expected. Magnolia globosa Magnolia globosa Magnolia globosa The second Rhododendron auriculatum is now out but the third in…

11th June

…of flowers at last after a few years of just a couple. A hint of pink in the inner tepals as they first open out. Magnolia globosa Magnolia globosa 2017…

10th June

…few more flowers than last year and is growing away well. Magnolia globosa Magnolia globosa This younger clump of Rhododendron stamineum is flowering a fortnight later than the old plants…

17th May

…project. He was expecting Magnolia virginiana but thinks he has got Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ which is a cross between Magnolia virginiana and Magnolia globosa. I take some pictures of Magnolia…

18th June

globosa Magnolia globosa Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’ First flowering at Caerhays of the yellow Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’. Not as nice as when I saw it on ‘Acer’ Harris’ stand at Chelsea…

17th June

…five weeks from first showing. Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ Magnolia ‘Porcelain Dove’ Magnolia globosa nearly out and as late as last year. Magnolia globosa A young Magnolia dealbata with its very…

26th August

…three yards from the original plant. Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Tetrapanax papyrifera ‘Rex’ Magnolia globosa has three, as yet unripe, seed pods. Larger than last year’s and important to collect in…

26th November

…flower pictures of Rhododendron williamsianum on the Burncoose website. Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’ Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’ Acer palmatum ‘Scolopendriifolium’ Rhododendron williamsianum Rhododendron williamsianum Rhododendron williamsianum The Magnolia globosa seed pod has…

15th October

…of Sir Ian ‘in repose’! picture of Ian Botham 2016 – CHW Only one unripe seed pod on the young Magnolia globosa. Probably its first ever and well worth Asia…