2nd March

…for a big (fine) day of new crossing. Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x M. ‘Caerhays Surprise’ as it was named when it came here. Planted in 2019 but, as far as…

17th March

…Roy Lancaster and Jaimie Parsons ceremonially plant Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Roy Lancaster and Jaimie Parsons ceremonially plant Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Roy Lancaster and Jaimie Parsons ceremonially plant Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’…

7th March

…wind at the top of the tree. Not as dark or as large a flower as in earlier years but still impressive. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Magnolia ‘Caerhays

12th April

…have never seen a second flowering on Caerhays Surprise which implies that Margaret Helen has some Magnolia soulangeana in its parentage which Caerhays Surprise certainly does not. MAGNOLIA ‘Randy’ MAGNOLIA…

21st April

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

19th March

…naming and registration. ‘Caerhays Majestic’ seems appropriate or perhaps ‘Caerhays Philip’?So off to Old Park to plant magnolias. Around 20 are unnamed Caerhays hybrids from 5 to 6 years ago…

30th March

…Castle’ now full out. Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ Camellia reticulata ‘Dream Castle’ First colour showing on Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’. No frost damage! Magnolia ‘Caerhays Surprise’ Camellia…

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20th February

…‘Copeland Court’ Windblown flowers out on the five young Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ on the bank. Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ Branches off a Scots pine. Scots pine A dead sycamore blows over…

23rd February

…sister seedling (ie from same seedpod) of Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ sister seedling (ie from same seedpod) of Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’ sister seedling (ie from same seedpod) of Magnolia ‘Caerhays Splendour’…