Mother used to call this plant a Japonica when we were kids. I don't know why, as she now calls it a Flowering Quince. Its botanical name is Chaenomeles and it sits beside Mother's driveway. Of course I did not know its botanical name. Thanks ABC Gardening Show.
This White Magnolia in Park Street, South Yarra, has not reached its peak yet, but I won't be free to photograph it in a week's time. Its correct name is Magnolia Denudata.Yep, knew that name too. While I am gardenless now, I have developed four gardens in my life and they were all good experiences. Just not for me anymore but I still retain some memory of them.