11th April

…think this must have Magnolia denudata in its parentage but not in the Callaway reference book. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Cup Cake’ has a silly name and…

17th March

…in bud. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Royal Crown’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ likewise. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Rhododendron russatum now full…

18th March

…cross with Magnolia cylindrica being unknown. Not a lot of difference between ‘Angelica’ or ‘Pegasus’ really. Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ is good. Oddly Jaimie bought a small grafted…

2nd March

…on Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ by Burncoose Lodge. Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ A good bit of laurel hedge cutting. laurel hedge One of the two huge beech trees which…

20th March

…Zealand Magnolia campbellii ‘Alba’ True M. campbellii ‘Alba’ CAMELLIA ‘Anticipation Variagated’ Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ towers over the main ride and is well worth being more widely grown. It is the…

25th March

…I think but, perhaps, early days. Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ – fair I suppose but nothing exceptional. Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ – quite…

7th April

…Park is still completely frosted but I do manage to see just coming out: Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Gold Cup’ Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ Magnolia ‘Livingstone’ Magnolia ‘Anticipation’ Magnolia…

11th January

…to cut out the wind and under draft. Good thinking! Cut back one Camellia ‘Debbie’ First flower (frosted) at the very top of Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’. Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’ Still…

28th March

…was raised in New Zealand. One of the best dozen x williamsii varieties I think and well up with Debbie, Brigadoon, Anticipation etc. Parrotia persica has a most extraordinary branch…

31st March

…is sporting white variegated flowers rather than pure red ones as they should be. Much like Camellia ‘Anticipation Variegated’. We must try to propagate this as it is equally good….