20th March

…Finch’ is also out. Nothing 2 days ago. Magnolia ‘Gold Finch’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ at its best. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ nearly at its best on the…

14th March

…Lamellen Cup. ‘Caerhays Surprise’, ‘Princess Margaret’ and ‘Margaret Helen’. This is our second entry which actually came third in the class. On the magnolia show bench today were: Our vase…

8th February

…Camellia ‘Kick Off’ A decent large flower now out on Camellia ‘Mrs D W Davis’. Just the start. Camellia ‘Mrs D W Davis’ The nobbled and gnarled bark on an…

25th April

…Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ has faded in colour but this plant has taken off and has been an excellent show. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Beside it…

23rd March

…Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ showing its age. Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ Rhododendron ‘Praecox’ A rather east wind battered Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ on the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ But a much less…

31st March

…Very late out for a campbellii. The plant in Kennel Close is now our best example of ‘Princess Margaret’. Another has partially keeled over. Magnolia campbellii ‘Princess Margaret’ Magnolia campbellii…

27th March

…‘Mrs D W Davis’. Perhaps the best new camellia to emerge since the cold and snow. Aptly named too! Camellia ‘Extravaganza’ Camellia ‘Extravaganza’ Camellia ‘Extravaganza’ Camellia cuspidata finally full out….

10th April

…the drive. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ just coming out. One of several but this one largely unblemished. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ By popular request from Rod White here…

1st April

…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 more…

30th March

…It is the same cross as ‘Caerhays Surprise’ but done in New Zealand which explains the suckering. Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Magnolia ‘Margaret Helen’ Camellia x williamsii ‘Mary Phoebe Taylor’ still…