27th February

…but the scent is excellent for a magnolia. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ The top path of Forty Acres is littered with storm debris and a few blown over…

13th April

…‘Scented Gem’ came from Kevin Hughes’ Plants. It is beautifully scented with not a ‘normal’ magnolia smell – better than that! Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’…

23rd March

…Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ (from Kevin Hughes Plants) first flowering. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ just starting. Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’ The Magnolia veitchiis stand out behind the…

27th March

…Yet another new one flowering for the first time. This is Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’. Fairly crappy flower but gorgeous scent. Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’ Magnolia ‘Golden Gala’ just…

8th December

…magazine they feature the bark of Pinus bungeana which has an equally attractive and not dissimilar patterning. Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax ferox Pseudopanax ferox The bark of Pinus bungeana is pictured…

19th April

…Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ just out below Slip Rail. It will change colour radically when it is full out. Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ Magnolia x brooklynensis ‘Evamaria’ New growth on…

10th March

…‘Candy Cane’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Crystal’ (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Picture’ x unknown) Magnolia ‘Pickards Crystal’ Magnolia ‘Pickards Crystal’ Magnolia ‘Manchu Fan’ (Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Lennei Alba’ x Magnolia x veitchii) –…

24th April

…did in Old Park last night at the top of the wood undeterred by a post banger erecting the new pen above Kitchen Garden. x Sorbonaria fallax ‘Likjornaja’ in bud…

25th May

…aprica Crataegus aprica Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ x ‘Gold Cup’ – planted 2014 Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ x ‘Gold Cup’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlett’ now properly out. Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlett’ Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s…

31st May

…at Rosemoor. Ilex yunnanensis Ilex yunnanensis Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ with few flowers and just a few now out. Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax formosanus var. formosanus is far less plastered in…