13th March

…magnolia season on record. No 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…

19th March

…campbellii ‘Darjeeling’. The colour of the flower really is a mixture of the colours of its three parents and it is this which makes this hybrid unique and different. Well…

27th March

…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’ & ‘Lanarth’ 1987 – FJW…

31st March

…shape and a good colour. Small growing by the look of it with soulangeana in its breeding. Magnolia ‘Ruth’ alongside Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ and Magnolia ‘J C Williams’ – what a…

19th February

…our early visitors are. Magnolia ‘F J Williams’ just coming out. The yellow form of Magnolia campbellii full out. Magnolia campbellii at its best. Rhododendron ‘Maisie’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ just…

22nd February

…of Garden Book page: There is a pencil note in J.C.W Williams Magnolias saying ‘There came on Jan 22 – 1928 from Darjeeling 3 seeds of white Magnolia campbellii I…

25th February

…Magnolia ‘Darjeeling’ but not far off. Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Aurora’ Magnolia ‘Laura Sayler’ – slightly better than I thought last year. Who was she? Not in my reference books? Magnolia…