6th March

…Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ with the yellow glow just really on the opening bud. Many more flowers here than ever before and a real show today. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’…

8th March

…more pronounced. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ Already the New Zealand Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ is shedding tepals onto the ground. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ showing colour. Magnolia…

14th March

…up an exhibition of the x williamsii camellias bred at Caerhays. x williamsii camellias x williamsii camellias Our Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ (as this yellow in bud campbellii has now…

20th May

…‘Golden Torch’ Rhododendron ‘Golden Torch’ Rhododendron ‘Colonel Rogers Group’ (Rhododendron niveum x Rhododendron falconeri) – I am promised a cutting. Rhododendron ‘Colonel Rogers Group’ Camellia ‘Konronkoku’ (‘Nigra’ or ‘Kunlong black’)…

25th February

…Magnolia campbellii behind the greenhouse is just starting. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch’ Five naturalised clumps of very different semi wild daffodils outside the front gate. The…

19th March

…cold ( a fortnight of it) left us two days ago. 1904 – JCW Sirius, Artemis and various seedling incomp open, Torch, I picked a bud of, King A shows…

23rd March

…Emperor, many Horsfieldii, the first D Yorke, King Alfred half, G Bell half, Dante a few. 1898 – JCW Some (Narcissi) G Mundi’s out, Torch open (one), one F Wilson,…

30th March

…wonderful wooden sign for the door but the door needs a few repairs. We saw the plaque last week. Tin Garden shed Flowers opening on Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ in Old Park….

4th April

…Siren, Torch, Incognita, Homespun, 336, M P, Cardinal, Moonbeam etc etc, go to the Drill Hall. 1902 – JCW All of the above have some flowers well out. I have…

9th April

…similar Magnolia ‘Daybreak’ is still in tight bud. Magnolia ‘Peachy’ Magnolia ‘Peachy’ A few other slightly frosted magnolias newly out in Kennel Close: Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’…