13th March

…stunted plant is exactly as it should be as a pure wild collected seed form of ‘Lanarth’. The original six plants from China still grow in Lanarth garden on the…

4th March

…Shoe. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (New Zealand form) Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia…

18th March

…hundred plants yet. MAGNOLIA ‘Lanarth’ seedling The Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ seedling near Rookery Gate is coming out and (as previously said) needs a name. Jaimie assures me he planted it and…

20th March

…compare what the New Zealander’s sell as Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ against the true original Magnolia ‘Lanarths’ that still grow today at Lanarth near St Keverne on the Lizard Peninsula. True ‘Lanarth’…

4th February

…out in the sun after a wet night. A good colour and so far undamaged. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Amazingly after the frost last week Sparmannia africana has flower buds…

17th February

…smallish Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (top of lawn) which is clearly an original scion from the lawn at Lanarth propagated by Eisenhut in Switzerland. There are five perfect Lanarth flowers now sadly…

20th February

…sprung here yet. They expect their Magnolia campbellii ‘Charles Raffil’ to be out before pure campbellii. Magnolia campbellii Likewise on their Magnolia ‘Lanarth’. Great colour. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ A Magnolia mollicomata…

4th April

…magnolia flowering for the first time and clearly recorded and labelled as Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ (top walled garden). So it was from a batch of scions from the six original plants…

29th February

…Oriole Group – raised here as ‘Golden Oriole var. Busaco’. Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group Rhododendron Golden Oriole Group A grafted Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ above the greenhouse from the Lanarth plant growing…

11th March

…Peter’ MAGNOLIA ‘Bishop Michael’ My father named two very early flowering Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ seedlings ‘Bishop Peter’ and‘Bishop Michael’ (two bishops of Truro from the 1980s). Peter is darker purple and…