20th July

…in 2008/9. Three survive! Two very different forms of Hydrangea sargentiana Two very different forms of Hydrangea sargentiana Two very different forms of Hydrangea sargentiana Two very different forms of…

25th March

…ririei Rhododendron ririei Rhododendron ririei The first of the old Magnolia sargentiana var robustas on the Main Ride is suddenly out. Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Magnolia sargentiana var robusta Magnolia…

21st February

…variance to the true robusta flower but still quite good. Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta seedling Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta seedling Then a magnolia from the same seed crop as the…

24th February

sargentiana var. robusta which is supposedly darker than robusta. Not much in my opinion but it has sold well at Burncoose. It is not exactly ‘blood red’. Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood…

4th March

…seedling Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta seedling Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta seedling Our best Magnolia sargentiana var. robusta in the Rireii Opening. Plastered in flower on every twig. Magnolia sargentiana var….

9th October

…focus too! Very ripe and shedding seeds pods from Magnolia sargentiana robusta. Magnolia sargentiana robusta Magnolia sargentiana robusta Still very unripe Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa seeds. Magnolia (Michelia) doltsopa Last year’s…

15th March

…of Magnolia sargentiana (pure) is an odd one. The original plant at Caerhays has flowered only once, in 2012, when it had narrow extremely floppy tepals which hung down from…

24th March

…years ago. Magnolia sargentiana robusta x Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ Magnolia sargentiana robusta x Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ Magnolia sargentiana robusta x Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ Magnolia sargentiana robusta x Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’…

13th October

…the ground from the open pods high up the tree. Time to start collecting them on the ground before the mice get them. Magnolia sargentiana robusta Magnolia sargentiana robusta 2016…

23rd August

sargentiana Hydrangea sargentiana second (seen previously in this year’s diary) second (seen previously in this year’s diary) Hydrangea aspera ssp robusta is still in tight bud but its leaf and…