magnolia

Magnolia × veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’

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My ‘proper’ camera, a now rather dated DSLR, has been in a cupboard since September. I know it takes better photographs than an iPhone, […]

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Trewidden, Cornwall: Anything But Magnolia

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It’s been a cruel winter for spring flowering shrubs and trees. Today at Trewidden in Cornwall we witnessed the impact of subzero temperatures and […]

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Running to Stand Still

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  With April bright on the horizon I am already having to get a wiggle on to keep up with what needs doing in […]

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Running Late

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  As someone who usually extols the virtues of timeliness, I have been letting myself down rather a lot lately. I planted my spring-flowering […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Magnolia doltsopa

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Magnolia doltsopa: Michelia doltsopa, sweet michelia There are trees and then there are trees. Queens among their ranks are the magnolias; strong, majestic, ebullient […]

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Deck the Halls

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One of the things I love most about Christmas is festooning our London flat with greenery and flowers. I adore the smell of fresh-cut pine and […]

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Blooming Bosvigo

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Very little trumps the romanticism of a well-made woodland garden. Lush, informal and unbridled it will capture the heart in its quest to mimic nature. Every […]

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Castle Drogo, Devon

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My favourite architect by a country mile is Edwin Lutyens. Often described as a genius, he is most lauded for his Surrey country houses, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Magnolia x soulangeana

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Say what you like about suburbia, but when it comes to spring, it beats the city hands down. Across the country, in avenues, closes […]

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Paradise Found – Bumthang to Punakha

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First off, meet these cheeky grey langurs we met steeling bags of salt near the pass at Pele La. They’re not rare, but they […]

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What a Beauty!

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I omitted to note down the name of this magnificent magnolia, but what a beauty she is! An obligingly low branch allowed me to […]

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