21st March

…for the princesses’ intervention. Caerhays bred along with ‘Kew Surprise’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ The true, original, and small growing (Trewithen) Magnolia cylindrica just coming out….

12th April

…which is somewhat different again. This is not yet a plant which we grow. MAGNOLIA ‘Margaret Helen’ MAGNOLIA ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ is finally out on the drive. A…

14th March

…been the annual gardening weekend. Magnolia ‘Kew Surprise’ just out in the Auklandii Garden. Magnolia ‘Kew Surprise’ Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ and Camellia japonica. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ and Camellia…

25th April

…won the magnolia cup at Rosemoor. New Zealand bred and of similar parentage to ‘Caerhays Surprise’. A lovely colour and very late. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’…

23rd March

…east wind battered Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ on the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ But a much less ruined Magnolia ‘Apollo’ just below it. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ The…

31st March

…is now our best example of ‘Princess Margaret’. Another has partially keeled over. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Prunus ‘Matsumae-beni-yukata’ full out and splendid. The National Trust…

28th March

…‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ The two enormous trees of Magnolia kobus var. borealis in the Rookery looking splendid. Magnolia kobus var. borealis Laurelia sempervirens in full flower back from…

22nd March

…Tilia endochrysa Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ at its best. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ First flowers out on Enkianthus serrulatus. Enkianthus…

2nd April

…fernery with no young leaves showing just yet. Amelanchier lamarckii Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ and Magnolia x loebneri ‘Raspberry Ice’ below the fernery. Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ Then off to…

1st April

…grateful for any tree magnolia producing something. Nothing like the real thing in size or colour. Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Princess Margaret’ 2017 – CHW A trip to look at…