Bath

Magnolia in the Royal Crescent, Bath
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 thoughts on “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…..

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  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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