Monday, April 21

Magnolia

Keeping a close eye on our magnolia tree this year has made me realise that its flowering period is longer than I thought. If asked I would have said that the tree was in flower for about a fortnight. I don't know whether this year has been an exception but despite rain and winds battering it the tree is still flowering and from my earlier photographs, the first flowers started to open around the 17 March. 

It still has plenty of flowers.
Many flowers have shed their petals which fall down past our windows like giant snowflakes to cover the garden and path beneath.

The flowers appear before the leaves which shoot once the flowers begin to fade. 

I must admit I've never noticed whether the seeds pods that are produced ever develop seeds. I'm sure I would have noticed if they did but this year I'll pat special attention.

The flowers have created a living picture outside of our bedroom window.


I hope my neighbours haven't seen me poking my camera out of the open window to take close up shots - no doubt the birds have found my activities puzzling.
It is, however only when the sky is blue that the flowers can be fully appreciated from ground level.



21 comments:

  1. The Magnolia looks most spectacular against the bright blue sky.

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    1. I was hoping that I'd manage a blue sky shot, Mark

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  2. Beautiful! I love the color.

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  3. I agree about the blue sky, it accentuates any flower. I saw some magnolias in Rothwell Garden Centre today, £39.99. I quite fancy a magnolia stellata but I won't be getting one anytime soon at that price.

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    1. Is that the one on Wood Lane, Jo? What about the nursery in Great Preston? Still miss Swillington - it's where ours cane from!

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    2. It is the one on Wood Lane. Talking of brassica plants in your latest post, they had some nice looking ones in when we went yesterday, I might pick some up as I'm never particularly successful with growing from seed. I still miss Swillington too.

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  4. Your magnolia tree is stunning!

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  5. Absolutely magnificent.

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  6. I would have thought the flowers only lasted a few weeks as well. That's interesting, do you think yours last longer because it's such an established tree?
    The view from the window is delightful is just gorgeous.xxx and the tree

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    1. We now have a view from another window in the same bedroom of our Malus Profusion in full flower.

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  7. It's still looking magnificent Sue, I'm impressed that it's lasted so long.

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    1. So am I CJ but I don't reckon it will last much longer.

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  8. That's very lovely!

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  9. What a lovely, very beautiful magnolia tree!

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    1. The leaves are starting to take over now Kelli

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  10. What a beautiful magnolia! I love it! It's a pity that it blooms for a short time.

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    1. It has actually bloomed for longer than I thought it did, Dewbury,

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