31st January

…and rain but still one of the most reliable early flowerers Camellia ‘High Hat’ Camellia ‘Apollo’ – full out Camellia ‘Apollo’ Camellia ‘Apollo’ Camellia ‘Monica Dance’ – with nice stripes…

11th April

…Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ still out weeks on from starting. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ What a sight this Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mag’s Pirouette’ is today on the drive. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Mag’s…

23rd March

…just below it. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ The unnamed deciduous azalea which is always early is now full out. unnamed deciduous azalea unnamed deciduous azalea Camellia reticulata ‘Fée de l’Aulne’…

1st January

…much hope for the smaller buds with their outer coverings gone – sad! Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ 2017 – CHW Noticeably colder today and a bit wet so…

1st December

…think these are secondary flowers. Yes they have been blown open a bit but all the buds look in the same state. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ First flowers…

21st March

…expecting something much darker from the Magnolia Society listings about this new variety. Magnolia ‘Black Swan’ A young Magnolia ‘Apollo’ very fine despite the biting east wind. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia…

27th March

…few deads. branch damage Another good young Magnolia ‘Apollo’. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Yet another new one flowering for the first time. This is Magnolia ‘Scented Gem’. Fairly crappy flower but gorgeous…

18th March

…very fine at Tregothnan. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Wonderful new growth on Eriobotrya deflexa. Eriobotrya deflexa ‘Flowers’ which are merely separate clusters of anthers and stamens on Cercidophyllum japonicum. Cercidophyllum…

1st April

…Magnolia ‘Apollo’ – probably our largest plant of this in full display. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia sprengeri ‘Daisy Diva’ – we saw this last year with only the odd…

23rd May

…there is a decent paulownia in the corner of Penvergate. Paulownia Still a few buds and flowers on Magnolia ‘Apollo’ – what a ‘laster’! Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ This area…