A recent walk provided a new discovery. Obviously this magnolia tree has been in situ for many years, but until this spring I had never noticed it. What a revelation! Standing tall and dignified at the edge of a garden it displayed an abundance of magnificent pale amethyst and alabaster flowers.
I’m amazed we haven’t spotted this tree before as we walk often in this park. Perhaps the plentiful rain has meant that it flowered more prolifically than usual. Whatever the reason, it was a special moment to stand in a carpet of petals under its branches and listen to the thousands of bees enjoying its bounty as much as I,