27th March

nitida Magnolia nitida Magnolia ‘Angelica’ – second flowering. Magnolia ‘Angelica’ Magnolia ‘Angelica’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Spring Rite’ Magnolia ‘Paul Cook’ – third year of flowering –…

15th March

…Magnolia nitida Magnolia nitida The first yellow magnolia to flower this year is Magnolia ‘Sunray’. Two flowers out today. Magnolia ‘Sunray’ A nice clearing for a batch of specie rhododendrons…

21st April

…Calocedris calolepsis. Saw this once at Exbury. Fokienia hodginsii Parkameria yunnanensis – in the Magnolia nitida category. Parkameria yunnanensis Parkameria yunnanensis Parkameria yunnanensis Michelia velutina has long pointed leaves but…

8th March

…joined the dodo. Not totally unexpected from -9oC but we have plenty of cuttings in the warm. Sparmannia africana Sparmannia africana Sadly the excellent young Magnolia nitida which we looked…

15th July

…start in [bamboo] Nitida yet. Many seedlings planted in the new ground, say one third. Everlasting peas open. Put in from 207 to 218, new things of E’s. 1897 –…

11th January

…will be helpful. Stewartia pteropetiolata Stewartia pteropetiolata Stewartia pteropetiolata Stewartia pteropetiolata A good young Magnolia nitida getting away well for once. We have failed with several in recent years all…

9th January

…grown Michelia maccleurei. Perhaps Asia has won the propagation battle here? Michelia maccleurei A batch of Magnolia nitida. Magnolia nitida Our stock plant of Camellia transnokoensis. We have lost plants…

27th August

…ready to collect. Schefflera pauciflora Schefflera pauciflora Magnolia nitida has well formed seed heads this year although they are nearly all high up the tree. Nothing last year so Asia…

19th July

…Magnolia nitida tucked away in shelter which looks as though it will grow on into a decent tree. After many failures to re-establish this rare species this is good news….

29th June

…for the Podocarpus exhibit. Halocarpus kirkii Halocarpus kirkii Parakmeria lotungensis (a magnolia relative or a true magnolia species similar to M. nitida?) in flower. This has died on us. ‘Magnolias…