14th March

…been named) won The Brother Vincent Cup. Magnolia campbellii ‘Valentine’s Torch First prize for the trio of single magnolia blooms ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’ and ‘Felix Jury’ (top). ‘Apollo’, ‘Caerhays Surprise’…

18th April

…‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Chrystal Chalice’ is a fair white and showing up quite well. Magnolia ‘Chrystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Chrystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Plum Pudding’ has made a good tree and…

25th April

…plant has taken off and has been an excellent show. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Beside it the much newer New Zealand hybrid Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ is still showing nicely weeks after…

8th March

…planted here much earlier. Magnolia ‘Felix Jury’ First flower showing on Magnolia ‘Apollo’. Early for this one to be showing. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Stachyurus lancifolius putting on a good show for…

3rd April

…Ian Baldick and the cross is Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Apollo’. It is in the Burncoose catalogue but has not yet caught on over here. It certainly will with a…

9th April

…and a cup or two). Magnolia ‘Solar Flair’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ – in the three sprays class from Caerhays. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ – in the three sprays class from…

10th April

…grown on in Rookery Nursery. Camellia forrestii Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’; one of two on the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ just coming out. One of several…

14th November

…all tidied and looking well. camellia tunnel First flower on Camellia ‘Apollo’. Camellia ‘Apollo’ Flowers on Camellia sasanqua ‘Alba Plena’. Camellia sasanqua ‘Alba Plena’ Camellia sasanqua ‘Alba Plena’ First flowers…

10th August

…Tilia kiusiana. Tilia kiusiana The secondary flowers on Magnolia ‘Apollo’ are now full out and not that different in colour to the spring unlike many secondary efforts. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Drooping…

4th August

…leaf structure. Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’ A secondary flower or three on Magnolia ‘Apollo’ which, as we know, is one of the very last of…