1. Colline says:

    So beautiful! I am eagerly waiting for spring to arrive here. Alas I need to wait longer. There is still ice on the ground and it snowed again overnight.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can feel my heart lifting already seeing these flowers return, and happy to share them with you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Lovely. No doubt you have much anticipation over your own garden coming to life this Spring.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is rather nice watching everything begin to wake up, and especially seeing the new bulbs come through. You never really know what you are getting when you plant them.

      1. Lignum Draco says:

        And how’s the orangerie you had built going?

        1. Heyjude says:

          Still wet… and still under investigation. Don’t you hate it when a problem is so hard to detect!

  3. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Those flowers are so pretty against that blue sky- like a flight of pink butterflies.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are! And so many petals already fluttering to the ground makes that even more apt.

  4. Joanne Sisco says:


    … now if only you could package some of that up and send it my way ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Might need a LARGE box.

  5. Ali, The Mindful Gardener says:

    Thatโ€™s gorgeous! Is it early?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Usual to have the first magnolias open in February, but the number of blooms is extraordinary.

  6. Okay you have me with this photo as magnolias are one of my ALL TIME favourites. No better indication of Spring than those huge blossoms. Now that we live in a tropical climate (Sri Lanka) I miss seeing the magnolias bloom in Spring. Gorgeous colour on this tree too.


    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Peta, yes this is a glorious tree. The white one in the header photo of my next post is gorgeous too. Saw a couple of other magnolias yesterday but not as advanced.

  7. pommepal says:

    What a delightful sign of spring. Is it early?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not really, spring arrives in Cornwall during February, but the flowers got badly hit by the cold spell last year. I haven’t seen this tree looking so good before.

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Gorgeous, if I vould choose a magnolia I’d choose Campbellii.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are rather magnificent, but you’d need a big garden.

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