Mine never blooms until late, late winter... I wait and wait and it never happens. I think I have the laziest magnolia in the world, which is just as well as I enjoy decorating the bare branches even more than I enjoy seeing the blooms.This bloody freezing evening I'm off to a friend's 40th. Just to make me feel both cold and old. I will have to drink A LOT to get over that.x
Oh man! Talk about beautiful! YOU ATE THE DUCK?!? so interested to see how that turned out x
I wish I had a magnolia! How nice to see some colour at this time of year.I'm chilling out with family by the fire in the shed bar, waiting for pizza to arrive.Rach x
I love magnolia trees. Those buds are gorgeous. Oh, and looking forward to hearing more about the home grown duck. your river cottage evenings sound like a great idea.
We've just had nice hot chilli nachos for dinner and the place is warm and the computers buzzing..an evening at home!
I love magnolia ... so very beautiful!I am sitting here blog reading and doing a little research - thinking we might all go back to the UK for a holiday next year. Could be fun, but 3 kids on a plane - am I crazy?
gosh what an amazing thing to bloom in winter! Magnolia blooms in April here in the UK... a spring activity and it's blooms although are incredibly stunning are lost amongst the daffs and tulips and everything else which is flowering at that time. You are really making a good case for moving to Oz. xxxLOU xx
mine is the same as Maxabella's! We had family for dinner tonight, now all warm and cosy, tv on, reading my favourite blogs, wine in hand.. perfect. have a lovely weekend. xx
Love your blog. love magnolias! This evening I flew into the gold coast to stay with my family for a whole week! not that chilly here.... :)
Wow, wonderful pictures! Love from the Netherlands.
I love a magnolia too. these photos are beautiful.
Such a gorgeous tree, the Magnolia. I believe it is a tough one to grow... but once you've got a good bloomer, you'll have it for life! Lovely shots of the buds :o)
Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity. xo em