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Magnolia Mark Jury - what else could it be?

Magnolia Mark Jury – what else could it be?

Three years ago, I charted the magnolia flowering season here in a Magnolia Diary. Just posted is an update explaining why, despite raising hundreds of different magnolias over a period of 60 years here, we have only ever named eleven – eight of Felix Jury’s breeding and three of Mark’s (with a fourth in the pipeline). In the meantime, our magnolia display here goees from strength to strength, with both named varieties (our own, and others) and also-rans from the breeding programme.

Sweetheart is not one of ours, though we would be happy if it was

Sweetheart is not one of ours, though we would be happy if it was

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