Monday, 5 August 2013

Blossoming Magnolia

We have had a reasonable sized magnolia tree in our garden since we arrived here and it has only had one or two flowers on it each summer.

This year it is full of flowers... It's perfume drifts across the garden and because the flowers appear in succession this has lasted for many weeks now.

The tree does not appear to have grown very much so the only thing we can put it down to is the change in weather conditions. The very wet spring must have suited it.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I love these big American magnolias, but have never lived anywhere I could plant one. This spring has been closer to normal than the previous 10 years is what I'm hearing. Statistically it was slightly wetter than average, but it is interesting to see how strongly some plants have responded to more favourable conditions (eg the wild orchids).