10th January

…an early magnolia to perform and often gets storm damaged (but not by cold as yet). Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ 2017 – CHW I notice an odd small…

19th February

…campbellii at its best. Magnolia campbellii Magnolia campbellii Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ just out. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ in…

5th March

…the young Magnolia ‘J C Williams’. We planted three together in this exposed site but only two have made it slowly. Magnolia ‘J C Williams’ A windblown Magnolia Darjeeling is…

16th March

…magnolia cross flowering properly for the first time. It is Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ x Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ and, as yet, unnamed. A really good purplish-red as you can see here. Magnolia…

24th February

…come into growth. A very vigorous species. Lindera tonkinensis Lindera tonkinensis Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ now full out as is the older plant at the top of the garden. Magnolia campbellii…

26th January

…well in heavy rain. Tillia cordata ‘Winter Orange’ 2019 – CHW Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ has sprung open, probably as a result of the north wind, since it was showing nothing…

13th March

…wind or frost and warm mild weather in February created it. I have never seen the older campbelliis better (‘Darjeeling’, ‘Sidbury’, Alba Group). 2. Several New Zealand bred magnolias which…

19th March

…sargentiana var robusta, Magnolia campbellii subsp mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ and Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’. The colour of the flower really is a mixture of the colours of its three parents and it…

27th March

…time since 2006. Well done Rob Toy! M. ‘Lanarth’ NZ Form Selection of individual blooms MAGNOLIA ‘Darjeeling’ MAGNOLIA ‘Shirazz’ MAGNOLIA ‘Caerhays Surprise’ MAGNOLIA ‘Caerhays Surprise’ MAGNOLIA ‘Ruth’, ‘Philip Tregunna’ &…

31st March

…‘Darjeeling’ and Magnolia ‘J C Williams’ – what a colour combination to die for! 2002 – FJW Easter Day – 320 round garden – WET. 2000 – FJW (Hand written…