17th March

…macranthum Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ now full out. Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Cleopatra’ Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ also full out. Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ Magnolia ‘Atlas’ x Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ has not been named…

11th April

…‘Tranquility’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ not at all bad. Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ x Magnolia ‘Apollo’. Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ still out weeks on from starting. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ What a sight this…

21st March

…A young Magnolia ‘Apollo’ very fine despite the biting east wind. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ not terribly exciting. Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia ‘Crystal Chalice’ Magnolia

25th February

…place. Superb today. Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ Magnolia ‘Anne Leitner’ (‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘J C Williams’) – just coming out. Magnolia

28th March

…Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’). Magnolia ‘Aphrodite’ Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ (Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia ‘Deep Purple Dream’). Magnolia ‘Antje Zandee’ Magnolia ‘Petit Chicon’ just coming out. The first…

27th March

…making a decent tree. Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Sentinel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ Magnolia ‘Darkest Purple’ x Magnolia ‘Betty Jessel’ The…

29th March

Magnolia ‘Olav Kalleberg’ Magnolia ‘Olav Kalleberg’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ (Magnolia ‘Iolanthe’ x Magnolia ‘Vulcan’?) Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Anya’ Magnolia ‘Amethyst Flame’ (Magnolia liliiflora x Magnolia ‘Vulcan’) just out. Not perhaps as…

9th April

Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Tikitere’ Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ x Magnolia liliiflora ‘Holland Red’ has now been named as ‘Olav Kalleberg’. It is going to be a superb thing. ‘Olav Kalleberg’ Magnolia

6th March

…Rhododendron ‘Choremia’ A young Magnolia sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ just out. Magnolia sprengeri var. Diva ‘Burncoose’ The colour of Magnolia ‘Shirazz’ is superb. Magnolia ‘Shirazz’ Magnolia ‘Shirazz’ First flowers in…

21st February

…absolute best. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ The New Zealand Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ and a Magnolia campbellii Alba Group seedling growing side by side. Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Magnolia ‘Lanarth’ Flowers showing on Magnolia ‘Sweet Sixteen’…