29th February

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2016 – CHW

No marriage proposals here that I am aware of today but 961 people around the garden yesterday. Sounds a lot but it was a ‘locals come free’ day so income £1,000 only. About 10% paid! The tearooms sold out of everything despite Kevin baking a monstrous number of cakes for Vikki.

The Chiefs beat Bath yesterday fairly comfortably and, since it was a 1pm kick off, we had lunch after the match and left at 4pm reasonably sober compared to a year ago. Karol got to see the match too.

A few more new 2007 planted magnolias coming out in Kennel Close:

Magnolia ‘Aurora’ had a flower or two last year but is now performing well and is very striking indeed. We have a larger plant above Hovel Cart Road. This is a very good magnolia with a good shape to it.
Magnolia ‘Aurora’
Magnolia ‘Aurora’
Magnolia ‘Aurora’
Magnolia ‘Aurora’
Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ is just showing colour – very dark.
Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’
Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’
Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ is half out.
Magnolia 'Sweetheart'
Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’
Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ – no idea who she was/is or the origin of this. First flowering and rather battered by the wind but quite acceptable and stripy.
Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’
Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’
Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’
Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’
Magnolia dawsoniana (graft from Caerhays original apparently) – does not look true to me but perhaps first flowering. Petals too rounded I think.
Magnolia dawsoniana
Magnolia dawsoniana
Magnolia dawsoniana
Magnolia dawsoniana
Magnolia ‘Red Lion’ is a horrible shape and a dingy dank colour. Second time it has flowered here. Older plant on Bond Street.
Magnolia ‘Red Lion’
Magnolia ‘Red Lion’
Magnolia ‘Red Lion’
Magnolia ‘Red Lion’
Magnolia x veitchii (graft from Caerhays originals) looks spot on but a bit of work to get the old spiral guard off which was distorting the growth of the trunk and would have quickly killed the plant.
Magnolia x veitchii
Magnolia x veitchii

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