16th March

…a later flowerer. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ This is Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ which continues to impress (Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple…

18th July

…the top lodge but not that much flower except at the edges. Planted 2009 as a clump of three. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Burgundy’ Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’ which…

8th April

…yellows 40 years ago. Rhododendron ‘Damaris’ First flower out on the excellent Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ A study today of our eucalyptus species as I write the care…

31st October

…Magnolia ‘Star Wars’. An amazingly prolific tree and a UK Record Tree too. Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Magnolia ‘Star Wars’ Nicely contrasting autumn colours on Magnolia ‘Summer Solstice’….

17th April

…just coming out. Magnolia ‘Yuchelia’ Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ just opening. Paulownia tomentosa ‘Lilacina’ Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ now full out. Magnolia ‘Tropicana’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Magnolia ‘Gold Star’ Rhododendron…

31st March

…The first flower on new Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ which will be a good seller in due course. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ Prunus matsumae ‘Beni-Yutaka’ just out at the…

25th October

…and will be a feature plant one day. Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidamber styraciflua ‘Red Star’ 1998 – FJW Many flowers on Nov Pink. Very wet…

22nd October

…today in the pale sunlight. Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Red Star’ Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’ with late flowers. This selection was…

3rd May

…yellow. This new variety will certainly catch on with enthusiasts. Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Magnolia ‘Lemon Star’ Looking at the planting records I still cannot…

9th March

…in the Auklandii Garden. Camellia reticulata ‘Captain Rawes’ Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ in bud. Magnolia ‘Burgundy Star’ The view down over the Auklandii Garden today. On the right is Magnolia ‘Kew’s…