Apr 152013
Magnolia in the Royal Crescent, Bath


I went on a day trip to Bath this weekend. The weather was bloody awful – torrential rain and strong winds. It wasn’t the weather for spotting inspirational planting ideas, more for taking refuge in tea shops. But this magnolia, trained against a wall of a basement flat in the Royal Crescent, stood out, even through a steamed-up car window.

Now that I’m back in London, there are magnolias everywhere. It seems that all they needed was one warm day, and whoosh! They’re off. At last.

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  4 Responses to “Bath”

  1. Bath is our favourite city. If I could afford live there I would. Fortunately we are close enough to pop into there when we want to.

    The Magnolias here are opening up too. I fear for them. They often chance their arm a little too soon and get burnt. Fingers crossed that we wont get another frost…..

  2. stunning! looks really good against the stone of the wall. My neighbour has one that must be about 50 years old – its huge, and it just burst into flower today!

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