27th August

…x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ is now 10-12 feet tall and growing away well in the Aucklandii Garden. In flower in the nursery last spring this was impressive. Thankfully in…

14th June

…pekinensis ‘Yellow Fragrance’ not, as yet, looking very yellow (apart from the leaves). Syringa pekinensis ‘Yellow Fragrance’ Aesculus californica now nearly out and smelling gorgeous. Aesculus californica Keteleeria davidiana, which…

26th February

…Zealand) Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ certainly is although only showing at the very top of the bush as yet. Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ More Camellia lutchuensis with flowers showing up better. Camellia…

28th March

…verticillata Magnolia ‘Phelan Bright’ also spot on today. Magnolia ‘Phelan Bright’ Magnolia ‘Phelan Bright’ In the greenhouse a flower on Michelia laevifolia x Michelia maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’. Michelia laevifolia x…

20th December

…secondary new growth looking lush and good. Schefflera shweliensis Plenty of buds on Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’. Magnolia laevifolia x M. maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ Schefflera trevesoides (BWJ…

9th March

…nursery. Magnolia ‘Genie’ Magnolia cylindrica ‘Lv Xing’ which we used to call M. ‘Sunrise’. Magnolia cylindrica ‘Lv Xing’ Magnolia (Michelia) ‘Eternal Spring’ nicely out in a tunnel. Magnolia (Michelia) ‘Eternal

5th February

…‘Cinnamon Scentsation’ Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ just starting. Camellia ‘High Fragrance’ Camellia ‘Cinnamon Cindy’ nearly over and well scenting the air on a still overcast day. (Camellia ‘Gay Baby’ beside it…

11th February

…Illini Moonlight C7,5 Bronwyne C7,5 100 Ian’s Cerise C20 250 Dark Shadow C3 60/80 Dennis Ledvina C3 60/80 Eternal Flames C3 100 Fire C7,5 120 Nancy C12 180 Pickard’s Schmetterling…

10th February

…M. yuyuanensis x insignis M. xinganensis – syn. Synonyms Manglietia oblong Magnolia laevifolia x maudiae ‘Eternal Spring’ M. elegans – syn. Magnolia elegantifolia Magnolia guangnanica – syn. Michelia guangnanica 2023…

10th July

fragrance) Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp. flexuosa (pendant terminal panicles of fragrant white flowers) Melisoma dilleniifolia subsp. tenuis (pyramidcal nodding panicles of tiny creamy yellow flowers)So not an easy starting point with…