13th March

…reasonably well particularly lower down. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ First flowers on Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ outside the back yard. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ The beech…

21st April

…planting starting to leaf up and flower. Tin Garden Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ getting going as young plants. Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ Rhododendron davidsonianum ‘Caerhays Pink Form’ The…

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15th March

…resist yet more of ‘Caerhays Belle’ in the sun. ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ ‘Caerhays Belle’ 2016 – CHW The bluebells are coming…

26th February

…done it just as well? Magnolias through the archway just starting in the evening light. Magnolias through the archway The Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ seedling outside the front gate. Magnolia ‘Caerhays

3rd March

…‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ is now full out too. What an impressive plant this is! Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Big Dude’ (US bred)…

23rd February

…from same seedpod) of Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ sister seedling (ie from same seedpod) of Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Another sister seedling to M. ‘Caerhays Splendour’ resides by the gate into White…

20th February

…both sisters have performed well this year despite the wind but ‘Belle’ herself is nowhere near out. sister seedling to Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ sister seedling to Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ This…

8th March

…‘Caerhays Splendour’ resides on the drive. It is a small flowered imitation of the real thing but not too bad really. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Leaf on a…

4th March

…‘Mr Julian’ Magnolia ‘Mr Julian’ The original Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ at its peak today. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia…